Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Like the students at Smithland Elementary School in Harrisonburg, who are learning the hidden history of their neighborhood by producing their own virtual tours.
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.
Virginia Humanities’ Response to COVID-19
At Virginia Humanities, we are committed to exploring the history, culture, and traditions of our communities, but we believe that public health and safety should be everyone’s top priority. At this time, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), is a global crisis with a growing number of cases being identified in and around Virginia.
CARES Act Grants Announced
Announcing $599K in CARES Act Grants to Organizations Across Virginia.
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
Virginia Humanities announces $235,800 in recent grants to nonprofit organizations in support of public humanities programs for audiences throughout the commonwealth and beyond. The Virginia Humanities Grant Program helps communities …
Join co-editors Jeff Mann and Julia Watts, and contributing writer Maggie Anderson, for a discussion of identity, publishing, and community as related to their recent anthology, LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry …
In this webinar, recorded June 25 2020, young adult author NoNieqa Ramos discusses her novel, The Truth Is, with Amber McBride. “Ramos writes with intensity and poeticism in this fresh, …
This webinar, recorded June 19 2020, is presented by the Virginia African American Cultural Resources (VAACR) Task Force. It features VAACR Task Force founding chair and Virginia Delegate Delores McQuinn …
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Open grant application deadlines are April 15th & October 15. Fellowship application deadline is December 1.