Press Releases

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.

Humanities Grants Foster Understanding of War’s Effects on Military Personnel, Nation

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.

Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring America’s Workforce Coming to North Carolina

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.

Humanities Council Trustees to Visit Blowing Rock

CHARLOTTE, NC / May 5, 2016 — For the first time in its 44-year history, the board of the North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) will hold a quarterly meeting in a community other than where the organization is based, convening at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum in Blowing Rock on May 19-20.

Announcing a Public Call for Nominations for the 2016 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

The 2016 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities

Public Call for Nominations

You are invited to nominate candidates for the annual John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities.

North Carolina Humanities Council Receives Grant for Programming to Celebrate Pulitzer Prize Centennial

Charlotte, NC – The North Carolina Humanities Council has received a $35,000 grant from the Pulitzer Prize Board to fund Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words, a program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Prizes in 2016 through Pulitzer’s Campfires Initiative.