" The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science."

- Albert Einstein,  The World As I See It

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Utah Humanities empowers Utahns to improve their communities
 through active engagement in the humanities.

Heritage Workshops on the Road!

Participants across the state are benefiting from our traveling workshops designed to give hands-on information and experience. Check out upcoming dates and deadlines:

Grant Writing Workshops
There is still time to sign up! Join us in Moab on November 2 or Salt Lake City on December 2 for a free, hands-on workshop focused on grant writing basics. Grants managers from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and Utah Humanities are teaching about best practices and tools for getting your message across, common budget errors, evaluation strategies, as well as general organizational readiness. One-on-one consultations are available following each workshop. Workshops are free, but registration is required.
Museum Interpretation Workshops
Apply now for 2017 Museum Interpretation Workshops! Learn how to research, design, and create interpretive exhibits and educational activities. This series of five full-day linked workshops offers staff and volunteers working in Utah's small museums hands-on learning in curatorial practice and exhibit development. Participants attend the entire series and complete a small exhibit project at their own museum. The 2017 series will take place in St George and Leeds. Applications are due January 6, 2017. For more information, see the Museum Interpretation tab on our Heritage Workshops page.

Oral History Workshops
Our 2016 Oral History workshops provided participants with a focused introduction to the art and craft of oral history, as well as information about our Oral History Grants offered jointly by Utah Humanities and the Utah Division of State History. Let us know if you are interested in bringing this workshop to your community in 2017!

Photo: Teaching about interactive activities that enhance experiential  learning at the Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts. Photo courtesy of Megan van Frank.

Utah is Hosting the National Humanities Conference

Utah Humanities is proud to sponsor and host The 2016 National Humanities Conference!
The 2016 conference theme is  Humanities Partnerships - Meeting Local and Global Challenges
This conference, coming up November 10-13, will be the first in a series of joint Federation of State Humanities Councils and National Humanities Alliance national meetings that will bring the humanities community together as a whole to consider how, by leveraging our strengths, we can achieve broader public impact and showcase the fundamental role the humanities play in addressing both local and global challenges.

We are thrilled to showcase our beautiful, vibrant state during this conference. We have created many opportunities for attendees to explore downtown and surrounding areas with tours and an interactive site map.

Use our New Online Grant Application Forms for Upcoming Grant Submission Deadlines

Grant Deadlines Coming Up in February!


Deadlines for our grants and fellowships are coming up in early 2017. If you are interested in applying, we want to you be ahead of the curve by getting started on your applications now.

We just launched a new online application form that allows you to start creating a draft of your application and continue to refine it until the deadline. If you are interested in applying for a Competitive Grant, an Oral History Grant, a Quick Grant, or a Fellowship, feel free to get acquainted with the new process.

Click the State Icon to See Our Humanities Events Near You

Our events calendar is organized by month, date, and even region of the state.

Click the icon to visit our calendar, and remember  to check back often.

There are always new humanities events to attend!

Many Thanks

Utah Humanities would like to thank the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and the R. Harold Burton Foundation for their recent gifts to support our 19th annual Utah Humanities Book Festival. Thanks to their ongoing generosity, we have been able to provide opportunities for authors, readers, and other curious people to share their ideas and to celebrate reading, books, and literature in Salt Lake City and across the state.


Utah Humanities is grateful for the generous support of many individuals, foundations, and corporations and for public funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Utah, and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Fund.