Vermont Humanities

Vermont Humanities Receives $200k from National Endowment for the Humanities for 2023 Flood Recovery Grant Program

The Floods Cultural Recovery Fund is designed to support non-profit organizations impacted by the historic flooding in Vermont as they seek to return to providing cultural or humanities-based programming to their communities.

Vermont Reads Book Choice 2021: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

Vermont Humanities recently announced its Vermont Reads book choice for 2021: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra.

Our Complex Humanity

Our staff and board have had many complex conversations since the December announcement that the University of Vermont plans to eliminate 23 programs in the coming years, most in humanities disciplines.

Congressman John Lewis (center) with Woodstock Union High School students in Burlington in October, 2019

Vermont Humanities Wins Award for Outstanding Public Programming

Vermont Humanities recently won one of two 2020 Schwartz Prizes for best public humanities programming in the U.S. for Vermont Reads 2019: “March: Book One.”

Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup on the steps of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library

From the Executive Director

Times are hard, but your investment in our work shows that you understand the important roles that literature, history, art, religion, philosophy, and ethics play in our daily life and in our struggle to live up to the ideals of our democracy.

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Emergency Grants Help Vermont Cultural Organizations Adapt to Changing Landscape

Vermont Humanities and the Vermont Arts Council have now distributed $517,500 in emergency relief grants to 81 different Vermont cultural organizations, including museums, libraries, performing arts venues, and other cultural centers.

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Vermont Arts and Cultural Organizations Project Losses in Millions

More than 100 museums, performing arts venues, libraries and other cultural centers have applied for emergency relief grants.

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Vermont Humanities and Vermont Arts Council to Aid Arts and Humanities Organizations with COVID-19 Relief

Arts and humanities organizations in Vermont facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for emergency relief funding through a new partnership between Vermont Humanities and the Vermont Arts Council.

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Coronavirus and Vermont Humanities

Because Vermont Humanities partners with dozens of libraries, schools, and community centers around our state to present over 800 events each year, we will work closely with our presenting partners to monitor the situation with COVID-19 in Vermont.

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Vermont Cultural Leaders To Plan Joint Action to Promote Inclusion and Respect

In response to an increase in hate crimes in Vermont, over 80 cultural organizations in the state have signed a statement promoting inclusion, respect, and change in their communities.