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“Democracy demands wisdom and vision in its citizens.  It must therefore foster and support a form of education, and access to the arts and the humanities, designed to make people of all backgrounds and wherever located masters of their technology and not its unthinking servants.”

* National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities (1965-1967)

Employment Opportunity: Community Organizers

Now Accepting Board Applications and Nominations

Submit by December 16 for terms beginning January 1, 2020

who we are

Humanities Montana is Montana’s state humanities council. Established in 1972, we are one of fifty-six councils across the nation that the National Endowment for the Humanities created in order to better infuse the humanities directly and effectively into public life.

featured events

Montana Youth


Kids have been reached
through our programs.

Rural Communities


Rural schools, libraries, museums, book
clubs, and nonprofit organizations have
partnered with us.

Tribal Partnerships

Language and cultural preservation
projects with Montana’s Tribal Nations.

featured programs and grants

We continue to offer new programs and build relationships
throughout Montana.

Gather Round

A limited-edition DIY humanities toolkit that inspires discussions about home, migration, technology and nature.

Tribal Partnerships Initiative

Funding for language and cultural preservation projects in tribal communities.

more humanities programs and resources

Hometown Humanities

Red Lodge

Hometown Humanities brings a year’s worth of free humanities-based programming to a Montana community.

Montana Reads / Montana Writes

Program Offerings

As the Montana Center for the Book, we offer workshops and author visits to lead conversations on literary topics for your library, book club, writing group or school.