Delaware Humanities provides educational and arts outreach, special projects, and funding opportunities to bring Delawareans together. We connect cultural, educational, and civic institutions statewide to provide public events that enhance our understanding of who we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going as individuals, communities, and citizens of Delaware.
The first day of Raising Kings Week of Action begins with the “King Me!” Chess and Mentoring Challenge at the Ferris School for Boys. The Chess and Mentoring Challenge will engage directly affected juveniles incarcerated in its detention facilities with mentors and leaders in a discussion on cultural awareness, breaking cultural norms and addressing social justice issues that include the origin of mass incarceration and the cycle of recidivism
The Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” Pitch Competition highlights the rich, inventive history of industrious African-Americans who, faced with rampant racism and discrimination, launched their own businesses and empires. These historical figures inspire youth to engage in a “shark-tank” style contest for a $1,000 cash prize.
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The Grants Program is a statewide resource for support of a wide variety of lectures, festivals, panel discussions, walking tours, and the planning and implementation of exhibitions and other ventures at small and large not-for-profit institutions throughout our state of Delaware. Through this program, the Council distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other
HumaniTeens: Newark Farmers MarketAugust 18, 2017
Have you seen the organic section in your local supermarket? The ethnic section? If you have, it’s probably small without a decent variety. “You could shop at five or six stores or just one.” Located on Kirkwood Highway in Newark, the Farmers Market serves a wide variety of cultures and peoples across the state.
HumaniTeens: Biracial Students Share Their PerspectivesAugust 24, 2017
In this growing international community, biracial and intercultural relationships have skyrocketed. The amount of people who are biracial is at an all time high. However, these students face conflicting issues of identity and acceptance from an early age. Racial tensions within America have contributed to a rough experience. Additionally, within the families, there is a matter of acceptance from both sides. We spoke to three biracial students in an attempt to more deeply understand the struggles they experience as young Americans.
Environmental Humanities InternshipOctober 26, 2017
Interested in the humanities and the environment? Like working with people and in the great outdoors? If you are a college student in the state of Delaware, we invite you to apply for our Environmental Humanities Spring 2018 Internship.
We are looking for college undergraduate or graduate students majoring in humanities fields or fields relating to the environment. The intern will develop humanities based environmental programming that will take place in the state of Delaware between April and August 2018.
Please see the application form for more information and to apply. Applications received by December 1, 2017 will be given first consideration.
Delaware Humanities is Seeking an Executive DirectorNovember 7, 2017
Delaware Humanities is seeking an Executive Director. Please view full job description for details and for how to apply.
Desired start date is February 1, 2018.