The humanities are our collective repository for the best that's been thought and felt within our culture. It's through the humanities that we can bridge the distances between us and interpret--together--the shared experience of being alive. While the humanities tend to be undervalued during tough economic times, it's times like these when we need them the most. Washingtonians are fortunate to have Humanities Washington working to keep the humanities vital throughout our communities.

Lisa Brown
Former Member of the Washington State Senate
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By the Numbers

Serving Washington Communities from Aberdeen to Zillah.

Serving Washington Communities from Aberdeen to Zillah:

  • Year Founded: 1973
  • Program Attendance (2014): 105,657
  • Number of programs and events (2014): 586
  • Communities served (2014): 113
  • Counties served (2014): 36

2014 Program Activity

  • 45 grants awarded totaling $78,000.
  • 190 speakers bureau presentations serving 7100 audience members.
  • 13 six-week Prime Time Family Reading programs delivered in 10 communities.
  • 17 Think & Drink Events in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima.
  • 117 in-person Poet Laureate events reaching 4927 audience members.
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