Welcome to the North Carolina Humanities Council

Since 1972 the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has made the humanities a cornerstone of public life. Take a look at what the North Carolina Humanities Council offers your community, use the calendar to locate an event, consider applying for a grant, or contact the staff to find out how and where the Council is at work across the state.

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites you to join us for our 2016 statewide initiative Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words, a multifaceted public program to highlight the influence of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, literature, and drama on our world. The project connects Prize winners and their work to live and online audiences through engaging discussions, presentations, and conversations across the state. Pulitzer NC is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes. For more information and to register for events, please visit www.pulitzernc.org  


SOUTHERN PINES—On Sunday, October 16, at 2:00 pm, the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame will induct three new members.

Clyde EdgertonMargaret Maron, and Carl Sandburg will join the fifty-seven inductees currently enshrined, in a ceremony at the Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines.

The North Carolina Humanities Council and the National Humanities Center present:

This VIP reception and program celebrates great teachers! Please join us and share this event with educators in your life and community.

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 4, 2016) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has selected Guilford Native American Association, the Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County and Hidden Voices as recipients of its Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War grants program.

CHARLOTTE, NC June 14 2016 --- The North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) is offering grants to organizations statewide to develop programs that enhance public understanding of the effects of war on American culture and military personnel.

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites nominations for North Carolina Humanities Council trustees. Candidates must be North Carolina residents committed to advancing the North Carolina Humanities Council’s mission to serve as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life and to facilitate the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories of North Carolina’s cultures and heritage.

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites cultural and civic organizations in the state’s rural areas to apply to host “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution and part of its national Museum on Main Street project.