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Statewide Literary Contest Now Accepting Submissions

Statewide Literary Contest Now Accepting Submissions

Winner to receive $1,500 from the North Carolina Humanities Council

CHARLOTTE, NC (April 11, 2018) – The North Carolina Humanities Council invites original, unpublished entries of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry for the 2018 Linda Flowers Literary Award. Entries must be deeply engaged with North Carolina by drawing on particular North Carolina connections or memories. Submissions will be accepted online from April 9-July 13, 2018.

North Carolina Humanities Council Wins Mellon Foundation Grant for Media Literacy Project

Funding for statewide humanities programs that examine what it means to be an informed citizen

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 17, 2018) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has been awarded a $35,000 grant through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its yearlong initiative, Journalism and Media Literacy: Fostering Informed Citizens.

NCHC presents “Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart” in Raleigh on Feb. 23.”

Bridging the gap between the humanities and the sciences, come explore the imagination behind the creation of riveting novels as the North Carolina Humanities Council and the  North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences  with WRAL-TV and Business North Carolina magazine— present “Thrillers! An Evening with Authors John Grisham and John Hart.” This special event takes place at Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh on Friday, February 23, 7:30 p.m., and will be moderated by D.G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s “North Carolina Bookwatch.”

North Carolina Humanities Council Announces 2017 Linda Flowers Literary Award Recipient

CHARLOTTE, NC (December 4 2017) – On November 4, 2017 the North Carolina Humanities Council announced Mr. Aaron Ballance as the recipient of its 2017 Linda Flowers Literary Award for his entries of “Sugarfoot,” “Old Trouble,”  “The Peaks,” “One-Eyed Jenny,” “The Brink,” “Leading Flash to the Barn – January,” and “Rust.” 

North Carolina Humanities Council Awards $120,000 in Grants to NC Cultural Organizations

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 11, 2017) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded $120,000 in grants to six cultural organization for public humanities projects across North Carolina.  

Since 1972, The North Carolina Humanities Council has worked to make the public humanities a cornerstone of life, by providing grants, awards, and specialty programs that engage people of different backgrounds and geographic locations in understanding their shared human experiences.

North Carolina Humanities Council Awards Bland Simpson with Highest Honor

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 4, 2017) – The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees has selected Bland Simpson as the recipient of the 2017 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award recognizes Simpson for his lifelong achievements as a professor, author, musician, and environmentalist and for his work as a public humanities advocate across North Carolina.

Council Launches Initiative to Create Cultural Conversations

CHARLOTTE, N.C. / May 31, 2017 – Amid burgeoning cultural conflict, a growing need for civil discourse is the focal point of an initiative Journey in the New South: Conversations on the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in North Carolinapresented by the North Carolina Humanities Council (the Council).

North Carolina Humanities Council Celebrates 150 years of America’s Workforce with the 2018 Museum on Main Street Tour

CHARLOTTE, NC / April 3, 2017 – The North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) has proudly chosen six cultural sites throughout rural North Carolina to host the 2018 Museum on Main Street (MoMS) project, a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

North Carolina Humanities Council’s Banu Valladares To Receive Latino Diamante Award

North Carolina Humanities Council’s Banu Valladares has been selected to receive the prestigious 2016 Arts & Culture Latino Diamante Award for making significant contributions to the Hispanic community in North Carolina.

The award highlights her efforts in visual, literary, cultural or performing arts, media or communications which promotes artists or art programs in the Latino district.

North Carolina Humanities Council Awards Grants For Programs About Experience of War

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.