Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Like the story of Tangier Island and how its residents are working to preserve their history and culture in the face of environmental change.
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
Join co-author Dr. Leigh-Ann Webb and illustrator Ashleigh Webb as they discuss We’re Going to Be O.K., their picture book about staying healthy during COVID-19 as well as mental health …
Poets Lauren Alleyne (Honeyfish), Iréne Mathieu (Grand Marronage) and Amy Woolard (Neck of the Woods) read from their most recent collections, discuss writing, and writing in these times. “Honeyfish is …
In this interview by Kristin Adolfson, on August 4 2020, Emily Hancock of St Brigid Press takes us on a tour of her letterpress print shop, shares her latest work, …
Apply for a grant or fellowship
Open grant application deadlines are April 15th & October 15. Fellowship application deadline is December 1.