Helping all Virginians
tell their stories
Including the story of Virginia’s slave dwellings and the families that lived in them.
We’re currently seeking a Grants and Fellowships Coordinator to join our team.
A New Home for Virginia Humanities
In 2021, we’ll be opening a new humanities center in Dairy Central, Charlottesville’s historic Monticello Dairy building.
“We have the right to be here”
In this time of collective grief and determination, we stand with Virginia’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities. “We have the right to be here,” proclaims Poet Laureate of Virginia Luisa A. Igloria. Virginia Humanities firmly believes this, too.
Broadside by Ramona Martinez
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 will distribute more than $900k to humanities and cultural nonprofits across Virginia as part of the American Rescue Plan. Learn who is eligible and how to apply.
Alyssa Cole, author of When No One is Watching, and Dorothy Koomson, author of I Know What You’ve Done, discuss digging into neighborhood secrets, disappearances, and conspiracies in their unputdownable …
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Before Greta Thunberg, before Emma González, before Malala Yousafzai, there was Barbara Johns. Johns kickstarted America’s student-led movement for civil rights in education in 1951, when she launched a walkout of her fellow students at the all-Black Robert Russa Moton High School in Farmville. She was sixteen at the time. She planned the walkout to […]
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Open grant application deadlines are July 15th & January 15. Fellowship application deadline is December 1.