The Humanities CouncilSC  is a statewide nonprofit and the state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2013, the Council celebrated 40 years of serving South Carolinians.

The Humanities CouncilSC funds, promotes, counsels, and coordinates all manner of thoughtful (and thought-provoking) endeavors—exhibits, documentaries, discussion forums, research, planning, workshops, dramatizations, lectures, and on and on—that pertain to the humanities. The humanities are how we understand ourselves, our world and how we communicate that understanding to others.

Upcoming Events

 Grant-Supported Event
 Let's Talk About It
 SC Book Festival
 Speakers Bureau
 Aiken County Library
 Augusta Road Branch of the Greenville County Library
 Bluffton Branch of the Beaufort County Library
 Center for the Arts
 Chapman Cultural Center
 Charleston County Public Library
 Colleton County Memorial Library
 Cowpens' National Battlefield
 Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
 Fountain Inn Branch of the Greenville County Library System
 Greer Branch of the Greenville County Library System
 John's Island Regional Library
 Lexington County Museum
 Main Branch of the Greenville County Library System
 North Myrtle Beach Library
 Penn Center National Historic Landmark District
 Richland Library Main
 Simpsonville Branch of the Greenville County Library System
 South Carolina State Museum
 The Museum of York County
 Traveler's Rest Branch Library
 Walnut Grove Plantation
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The deadline for the next round of Major Grants is fast approaching.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

One original and 5 hard copies due to The Humanities Council SC offices prior to 5:00 p.m. This deadline is for programs that start after November 1, 2014.

Preliminary drafts are strongly encouraged and will be accepted any time prior to the deadline listed above. Preliminary drafts can be submitted by email, fax, or mail.

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Learn More About Grants

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The Humanities CouncilSC makes several categories of grants available to statewide nonprofit organizations, including major grants, mini and planning grants, and council program grants.

The grants program has always been the foundation of the Council’s public support of the humanities, and we have funded a variety of projects, from major documentaries broadcast on national public television to small-scale genealogies and oral histories at the local level. The Council awarded its first grant in the spring of 1973 and recently has awarded approximately $200,000 a year in grant monies.