Arizona Humanities’ programs are an investment in Arizona’s citizens and communities – because lifelong learning enriches our shared cultural experience and helps us all become better and more thoughtful citizens of our state, our nation, and the world.
The humanities play a critical role in this process as a catalyst for the thoughtful examination of today’s social, political, cultural, and religious issues.
Arizona Humanities offers and funds diverse humanities programs in communities throughout the entire state of Arizona.
We work with museums, libraries, and other cultural and educational organizations to bring humanities programs to the public’s. Since our inception in 1973, close to $11 million has been directed to cultural and educational institutions throughout the state.
Each year, Arizona Humanities programs and funding reach thousands of people throughout Arizona.
We make the humanities free and accessible, with film screenings, discussions, lectures, exhibitions, poetry readings, family reading programs, and more.
We go statewide, to the big cities of Phoenix and Tucson, the small towns of Bisbee and Parker, and everywhere in between.
We support cultural organizations in communities, from museums and libraries, to community centers, cultural groups, and schools.
We offer humanities programs for all ages, whether it’s through family reading programs or speakers presentations or community conversations.
To read more about our history and mission, click here.