Latest National Endowment for the Humanities News

ArtPlace America shows why culture matters to communities

Dec. 06, 2021 15:37 PM EST

Sometime in the next few years, crews dispatched by the Environmental Protection Agency will roll into Ashland, Massachusetts, population 19,000, and begin a $20.5 million cleanup of groundwater contaminated by waste from a chemical dye plant. That day will mark a victory for the town, where cancer...

Providence College Galleries awarded more than $300,000

Nov. 14, 2021 10:15 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence College has been awarded more than $300,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help its art gallery rebound from the coronavirus pandemic. The school was one of 90 colleges nationwide that received American Rescue Plan...

Indiana humanities groups getting $830K in pandemic relief

Oct. 23, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly 80 humanities groups around Indiana are getting a boost with a share of more than $800,000 in federal pandemic relief funding. The grants provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities will provide humanities-focused nonprofit groups in...

Colleges collaborate to preserve tribal language, culture

Oct. 17, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The tribal college on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks are working together on a project to digitally preserve Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara language and culture. The schools will use a $500,000...

Biden announces nominees for humanities and arts endowments

Oct. 05, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced his picks to head the National Endowments for the Humanities and the Arts, tapping a Harvard University scholar and an Arizona State University professor to oversee the federal agencies. If confirmed by the...

State cultural, arts organizations share $1M in funding

Sep. 20, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 100 cultural, humanities and arts nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $1 million in federal funds to help them survive and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, officials anounced Monday. The money administered by the RI...