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Humanities Washington serves as a magnet, a master chef, and a bully pulpit for the Humanities in our state. We all benefit from their ability to bring new voices and new perspectives to the forefront. The rich and vibrant culture we are weaving each day in our state owes a great deal to their encouragement and support of scholars, writers, teachers, and artists throughout Washington.

Nancy Long
Executive Director, 501 Commons
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Since 1973 Humanities Washington has provided a rich array of programs, exhibits, and experiences to hundreds of thousands of people across the state. As Washington State’s affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we support and partner with a wide network of communities, organizations, and individuals offering a variety of programs and events.

Washington State's Flagship Nonprofit for the Humanities

Since 1973 Humanities Washington has provided a rich array of programs, exhibits, and experiences to hundreds of thousands of people across the state. As Washington State’s affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we support and partner with a wide network of communities, organizations, and individuals offering a variety of programs and events.

Humanities Washington’s core work includes:

  • Bedtime Stories: Celebrating great Northwest writers and the art of the short story.
  • Family Reading: Building literacy and cultural understanding using the power of stories.
  • Grants: Fostering the humanities with grants to projects and organizations.
  • Special Initiatives: Partnering with organizations to make humanities programs and opportunities widely accessible to the public.
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