Press Releases

“Can We Talk?” a Forum on Conversation Across Difference

It is possible for us to disagree with grace again. Come learn how during this two-part community forum held March 14-15, 2019. This event is part of the Council's 2018-2019 special initiative, “Journalism and Media Literacy: Fostering Informed Citizens."

Council Awards Over $75,000 in Grants to NC Cultural Organizations

North Carolina Humanities Council Awards Over $75,000 in Grants to NC Cultural Organizations

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 22, 2019) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded $75,343 in grants to cultural organizations for public humanities projects across North Carolina.  

Upcoming Programs Highlight NC Musical Culture and Heritage

The North Carolina Humanities Council is proud to announce our latest partnership event series with Oxford American. Publication and live events from Raleigh to Asheville showcase North Carolina’s cultural heritage.

Oxford American celebrates North Carolina music with a statewide tour of stories and songs.

2018 Linda Flowers Literary Award Recipient Announced

CHARLOTTE, NC (November 14, 2018) – On November 3, 2018 the North Carolina Humanities Council announced Ms. Jennifer Brown as the recipient of its 2018 Linda Flowers Literary Award for her entry of “Landscape with Death and Birth.”

This year’s judges, Hannah Dela Cruz Abrams, Luke Hankins, and Alice Osborn, described Brown’s work as a “very well-written, thoughtful essay,” whose “narrative felt attentive and deliberate” and showed “maturity on the page.”

North Carolina Humanities Council is now the home of the NC Center for the Book, Part of Library of Congress’s National Network for Reading, Literacy

Library of Congress’ Network of Affiliate Centers Includes Sites in 50 States,D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands

North Carolina Humanities Council Now Operating North Carolina Center for the Book, Part of Library’s National Network for Reading, Literacy

Dr. Margaret D. Bauer to Receive North Carolina Humanities Council’s Highest Honor

Dr. Margaret D. Bauer to Receive North Carolina Humanities Council’s Highest Honor

Ceremony to feature bestselling author Dr. Charles Frazier

CHARLOTTE, NC (August 1, 2018) – The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Margaret Donovan Bauer as the recipient of the 2018 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious honor.

North Carolina Humanities Council Continues its Partnership with the Smithsonian in 2020 - Tour Host Site Applications Now Being Accepted

CHARLOTTE, NC (July 20, 2018) – Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to bring a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition to your community!

The North Carolina Humanities Council is seeking six small town museums, public libraries, nature centers, and other cultural nonprofit organizations to host Water/Ways, coming to North Carolina, May 2020- March 2021.

Judges for North Carolina Statewide Literary Contest Announced

Submissions for the Linda Flowers Literary Award Accepted through July 13

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 17, 2018) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has announced its 2018 panel of judges for the Linda Flowers Literary Award. Judges were selected based on previous judging experience and level of literary involvement in the state of North Carolina.

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.