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What are the humanities? It is all of us, eating, drinking, working, living, dying to tell our stories to each other. At our best we are trying to get one another to laugh or cry over our place on the planet. We can learn by seeing each other and sharing that moment. Just like KUOW and NPR, the work of Humanities Washington ensures that people remain engaged in their communities.

Steve Scher
Senior Weekday Host, KUOW
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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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