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August 14, 2021

We’re thrilled to be offering the Discussion Project to a cohort of over 20 organizations and individuals throughout Maine!   Buck Memorial Library Curtis Memorial Library Erskine Academy Franklin County Detention Center Freedom and Captivity Coalition Frenchman Bay Library Anisa Khadraoui Lewiston High School Liberty Library Literacy Volunteers of Bangor Maine Correctional Center: Women’s Center […]

July 1, 2021

MHC Mini Grants support a wide variety of public humanities projects, such as exhibits, lecture and film series, reading and discussion programs, symposia, and cultural celebrations.   $1,000 for “375 Years of Cooking in Kittery” – Kittery Community Center   $1,000 for “Collectively Enhancing Adult Literacy“ – Literacy Volunteers of Greater Augusta   $1,000 for “Cross […]

March 25, 2021

MHC Major Grants support a variety of larger humanities projects such as exhibits, conferences, films, and other initiatives.   $6,000 for “Untitled Margaret Moxa Project“– Center for Independent Documentary Funding will support writing and early stage production of the play, Moxa, written by Penobscot Nation diplomat and playwright, Maulian Dana. The play will shine a […]

March 12, 2021

We’re thrilled to be offering Poetry Express in 2021 to a cohort of five organizations throughout Maine! Special National Poetry Month Poetry Express Kick Off: A special National Poetry Month event featuring a collective of poets including MHC staff, partners, facilitators, speakers & friends: Samaa Abdurraqib, Jan Bindas-Tenney,  Cait Vaughan, LaLa Drew, Samara Cole Doyon, […]

August 28, 2020

Major Grants: $1,001 to $7,500 The Maine Humanities Council Major Grant program distributes funding to non-profit organizations in Maine for larger humanities programs and projects – things like exhibits, films, conferences, initiatives – that have broad public outreach. We are excited to support programs and projects with rich, well-developed humanities content, strong participation from a […]

April 24, 2020

The Maine Humanities Council is honored to support Maine non-profit humanities and cultural organizations that are facing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus. Nonprofit organizations include: museums, libraries, historic sites, preservation & historical societies, and community & cultural organizations with a significant humanities focus. Funding for these grants has been provided by the […]

April 6, 2020

Cedric Gael Bryant presents his talk Definitions, Definers, and the Defined: Literacy and Orality in Toni Morrison’s Beloved  at Winter Weekend 2020. Bryant is the Lee Family Professor of English at Colby College. His talk was accompanied by dance and movement vignettes by René Goddess Johnson.

March 18, 2020

Dr. Carolyn Denard presents her talk “Why Read Beloved in 2020?” at Winter Weekend 2020. Denard is the Chief Diversity Officer at Georgia College and Founder and Board Chair of the Toni Morrison Society.

September 18, 2019

There’s something irresistible about an anniversary. Maine’s bicentennial, the centennial of women’s suffrage, the upcoming 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence: All invite public commemoration. But what are we doing when we mark these anniversaries? Celebrating our past? Interrogating it? Something else entirely?Presented in partnership by the Maine Humanities Council, Maine […]

June 6, 2019

  On May 7, 2019, Maine author Monica Wood was awarded our 2019 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. In attendance was Governor Janet Mills, who honored Monica by delivering the event’s opening remarks. Hear the Governor’s remarks below.