Missoula – February 29, 2016

Humanities Montana is now accepting online applications for 2016 Hometown Humanities. The deadline for applications has been extended to March 15, 2016. Any Montana community with a population under 20,000 is eligible to apply. Previous Hometown Humanities locations include Miles City, Dillon, Lincoln County, and Havre.
 
Hometown Humanities brings a year’s worth of humanities-based programming to a single community—15 to 25 events all free of charge and open to the public, selected from Humanities Montana’s extensive program catalog. Humanities Montana staff works with the selected community to design a schedule that includes public speakers from its Montana Conversations and Speakers in the Schools programs, community conversations on local issues, reading and discussion groups, and an array of other possibilities.
 
Hometown Humanities supports the particular cultural interests of a Montana community, and explores the capacity of the humanities to enrich lives, foster inquiry, and stimulate civil and informed conversations about the human experience. It gets people talking—sometimes about challenging and sensitive subjects—in ways that broaden perspectives and bring people together. For more information visit the Humanities Montana WEBSITE or call 406-243-6022.
 
Humanities Montana is the state’s independent nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1972, Humanities Montana has provided services and grants to hundreds of Montana organizations in support of public programs in history, literature, values, and public issues. Among its many programs are its grants, Montana Conversations, and the Governor’s Humanities Awards. Its overall goal is to support top-quality, in-depth humanities programming in order to create a civil and engaged society where Montanans think critically and converse about our roles in the contemporary world.
Download an application form HERE.