Arkansas Humanities Council Seeking Board Nominations

The Arkansas Humanities Council supports public understanding and appreciation of the humanities in Arkansas.

Founded in 1975, the Arkansas Humanities Council, a private 501 (c) 3, is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Through grant making, public programs, and education, the Council works with humanities scholars, nonprofit organizations, museums, and schools to promote the humanities statewide.

With four full-time staff, the Council is governed by a 24-member board of directors with representatives from across the state. Council board members are expected to attend three board meetings per year, participate in competitive grant review, serve on committee(s), assist in fundraising, and promote public awareness of the Arkansas Humanities Council and its mission.

Annually, the Council seeks nominations for vacant board positions to serve a 3-year term with re-nomination possible for a second 3-year term.  Of the 24-member board, six are governor appointees.

We seek individuals from all walks of life who share a strong interest in the humanities. We strive to form a board that is diverse in terms of geographical areas, occupations, educational backgrounds, ethnic and racial identities, and generations.  All service is voluntary but board members will be compensated for travel and lodging associated with all AHC meetings and activities.

The Arkansas Humanities Council is currently seeking board nominations. Those interested are welcome to nominate themselves. If nominations are submitted for someone else, the nominee must be informed and agree to be nominated. Nominations must be completed using the online nomination form and submitted by 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2017.

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