Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Like everyone who participated in the Finding Wisdom community letterpress project with artist and printmaker Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.
A New Home for Virginia Humanities
In early 2021, we’ll be opening a new humanities center in Dairy Central, Charlottesville’s historic Monticello Dairy building.
Virginia Humanities’ Response to COVID-19
Under phase three of the Forward Virginia reopen plan, our offices will remain closed to the public and our staff will continue working from home. While phase three allows event spaces to operate at 50% occupancy, up 250 participants, all Virginia Humanities public in-person events remain cancelled. We encourage our grantees and partners to do the same.
A letter from Matthew Gibson
As director of Virginia Humanities, I want to acknowledge the pain that our state and nation are feeling right now. I want to recognize especially the pain that Black Virginians and Black Americans are experiencing. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are a horrific reminder of the brutal systemic and individual racism that continues to thrive in our nation.
Learn how we’re helping Virginians connect with their history and culture.
We aim to share the stories of all Virginians—or, better yet, help people share their own stories.
We create opportunities for civic dialogue and the exchange of ideas.
We want all Virginians to connect with their history and culture.
We’re helping Virginians understand our past so we can better shape our future.
News and Events
Please note: The start time for this event has changed. The event will start at 6:00pm. Join us for a 45-minute conversation between two Virginia public servants: Senator Jennifer McClellan, a Democrat …
In an effort to advance racial justice, nonprofits in South Hampton Roads are invited to apply for a new grant opportunity for programs on race and the history of race …
Ethnobotanist Enrique Salmón discusses his new book, Iwígara: The Kinship of Plants and People, which includes the belief that all life-forms are interconnected and share the same breath; with Lilia …
In this webinar, recorded September 17 2020, authors Anita Felicelli (Chimerica) and Joni Murphy (Talking Animals) discuss their latest novels and the roles that talking animals play in literary fiction. …
Apply for a grant or fellowship
Open grant application deadlines are April 15th & October 15. Fellowship application deadline is December 1.