media contact

Our staff are available for questions and comments on all aspects of our work across Maine.

If you are a member of the media, please contact: Ian Watkins, Communications Manager

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The Maine Humanities Council (MHC), a statewide non-profit organization, uses books, poetry, and big ideas to bring people together to discuss issues of importance and create positive change in Maine communities. Their programs and grants encourage critical thinking and conversations across social, economic, and cultural boundaries. The MHC is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and is the home of Maine’s Center for the Book through the Library of Congress.

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The Maine Humanities Council (MHC) uses books, poetry, and big ideas to bring people together to discuss issues of importance. Through the programs we run and the grants we provide, we encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and one another, building lasting connections and reaching diverse, multigenerational, and rural audiences with programs that are engaging, and collaborative. 

The MHC is a connector; we work across the state of Maine to connect people with books, communities with ideas, and strangers with one another. We work with other organizations through grant-making and the implementation of programs. We are a connector of people; we plug into communities and offer a way to experience meaningful interpersonal communication. Our connections strengthen our society and help shape the future of Maine.

Foundations, corporations, and individuals are essential supporters of the MHC. Less than one-third of our funding is provided by a base grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. We also receive annual funding from the state of Maine, 100% of which is given out as grants to Maine nonprofits.

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