New Guidelines for Grant Applications Coming Soon!

Due to new grant opportunities and programs major grants will be offered September 15 only.  More information coming soon!

Arkansas Humanities Council Mission

The Arkansas Humanities Council is dedicated to promoting the humanities to all Arkansans by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry, civic engagement, and more.

Funded by federal, state, and private sources, the Arkansas Humanities Council is a private 501 © 3 founded in 1974. Through grant making, public programs, and education, the Arkansas Humanities Council works with humanities scholars, nonprofit organizations, museums and schools to promote the humanities statewide.

“The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.”
–National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 1965, as amended

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The council awards grants through a competitive application process to nonprofit groups and organizations so they can…

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Arkansas Humanities Council is sponsored in part by National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and receives financial…

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Upcoming Events

Pulitzer Prize Lecture Series

ARKANSAS AND THE PULITZER PRIZE Celebrating 100 Years of the Pulitzer Prize From the Pulitzer Prize Campfire Initiative The Arkansas Humanities Council will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize with four lectures focusing on winners of the prize with Arkansas connections. John Gould Fletcher Lecture • April 14, 2016, 7pm Winner of the …read more

Hometown Teams Exhibit

  The Arkansas Humanities Council and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES) Museum on Main Street is pleased to announce Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America exhibition coming to Arkansas April 2017. Hometown Teams captures the stories that unfold on the neighborhood fields and courts, the underdog heroics, larger‐than‐life legends, fierce rivalries and gut‐wrenching defeats. For more than …read more

Past Events

No Laughing Matter: Political Cartoons and the Arkansas Historical Perspective

A newly published online exhibit, “No Laughing Matter:Political Cartoons and the Arkansas Historical Perspective,” examines the profound effects political cartoons have had on Arkansas history and culture. Hosted by the University of Arkansas… read more

Spirit of the Movement Workshop

Coming up October 29th, join us for the Spirit of the Movement Workshops.   read more

Arkansas Cornbread Festival 2016

Food, Culture, and Community! Readings by UALR Contest Winners. read more