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it's poetry month!

We're going mad for poetry during National Poetry Month—check out this roster of presentations around Montana in the remaining days of April!


Developing Community Literary Programs with Tami Haaland - The Elling House Arts and Humanities Center, 9-10am


Montana Women Writers with Caroline Patterson - Billings Public Library, 7-8pm

the common good

NEH Chairman William “Bro” Adams has announced a new initiative designed to demonstrate the critical role humanities scholarship can play in our public life: The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. learn more here

resources for teachers

Humanities Montana offers a wide variety of youth-oriented programs and opportunities, and we invite partnerships with teachers to extend and deepen our connections with Montana's young people. learn more here

montana shares

Supporters of the humanities in Montana have a new way to give: Montana Shares. If you participate in Montana Shares through your workplace, please consider donating to Humanities Montana for programs and grants on history, literature, Native American cultures, philosophy, and much more.

grant notice

So far this year, Humanities Montana has awarded 42 grants totaling over $112,000 for exceptional humanities projects around the state.

Due to the high volume of proposals already funded, Humanities Montana has suspended the May 20 regular grant deadline and closed Opportunity Grant applications. The next deadline for regular, major, and Film and Digital Production grants will be August 20. We will reopen Opportunity Grant applications beginning October 1.

speakers programs

Humanities Montana is sponsoring 155 Speakers Bureau programs and our Speakers in the Schools will visit over 200 classrooms around the state this year.

At this time, we are not booking any more programs that occur before November 1.

To find out which humanities events we have scheduled in your community, check our calendar.

new on the m.a.p.

In Open Spaces, Russell Rowland’s novel set in Southeastern Montana, has been added to the Montana Authors Project, our digital literary map that links writing to place. Learn more here.

standing together montana

The Montana Center for the Book presents a new reading & discussion series designed to bring military veterans, humanities scholars, and communities together to explore veterans’ experiences. Learn more here.



Humanities Montana is an independent nonprofit organization that provides grants and programs on history, literature, Native American cultures, and more all over the state of Montana.

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