Arts, Culture, and Humanities

New York Council For The Humanities

  • New York, NY
  • www.nyhumanities.org

Mission Statement

The Council's programs are designed to improve humanities education and literacy, encourage scholarship, and forge relationships between young people, their families, and New York's extraordinary range of humanities institutions.

Main Programs

  1. Grants
  2. Community Conversations
  3. Reading & Discussion
  4. Public Scholars
Service Areas

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New York

New York State

ruling year

1975

Executive Director

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Dr. Sara Ogger

Keywords

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humanities, education, families, literacy, scholars

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Also Known As

Humanities New York

EIN

51-0152266

 Number

1773097673

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Grants

Grant support is awarded to nonprofits that inspire New Yorkers to explore what it means to be human. Through two competitive grant programs, the Council offers nimble and responsive grants to support the diverse arts and culture sector of New York State.

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Arts, Culture & Humanities

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Program 2

Community Conversations

Community Conversations promotes thoughtful, engaged community dialogue, using a short text and a facilitator from the local community.

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Program 3

Reading & Discussion

Something special happens when we talk about what we read with others in our community. Texts become catalysts for civic engagement and cultural understanding, as well as for personal reflection. The Council invites New Yorkers to meet Walt Whitman’s call for active reading by participating in one of our reading and discussion programs for adults. Reading and discussion programs make time for thinking deeply about one thing, over time, from a variety of perspectives.

In each of the Council’s reading and discussion programs, participants read a series of thematically linked texts over the course of four, five, or six sessions. At each session, they come together with others in their community to discuss a text in conversation facilitated by a trained local scholar.

The texts in each series vary: novels, poems, speeches and essays; works of history, philosophy, religion, and criticism. Each series is organized around a significant humanities theme or important historical commemoration. In all cases the Council provides a list of texts from which the host site and the scholar-facilitator choose those they are most eager to discuss with their communities. Sites can either use texts provided by the Council or have participants borrow or purchase their own copies.

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Program 4

Public Scholars

Public Scholars is the newest Council program. It promotes vibrant public humanities engagement across New York State by offering a selection of dynamic, compelling presentations facilitated by humanities scholars. The Public Scholars program replaces the Council’s Speakers in the Humanities program, and both expands upon and deepens the premise of that longstanding program.

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Arts, Culture & Humanities

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Service Areas

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New York

New York State

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NEW YORK COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES
Fiscal year: Nov 01-Oct 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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New York Council For The Humanities

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Executive Director

Dr. Sara Ogger

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Jonathan D. Culler

Cornell University

Term: Dec 2015 -

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