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Speakers programs from the Delaware Humanities sends scholars, authors, and experts to community groups, organizations, businesses and schools around the state. They provide a broad array of thought-provoking, inspiring presentations that make culture, art, and Delaware history and community available and accessible to all audiences. Speakers programs make it possible for your organization to access the cultural heritage and diverse history of Delaware, and help us all deepen our understanding of who we are, where we come from, and the many connections that unite us.

Delaware Humanities Speakers

  • Offer insightful, exciting, relevant experiences for Delawareans.
  • Engage Delawareans in presentations that span the full range of humanities topics.
  • Introduce the vision and knowledge of local humanities experts to people throughout the state.
  • Enable Delaware Humanities to support, produce, and encourage the work of Delaware’s cultural organizations and educational institutions.
  • Connect with Delaware residents of all backgrounds and age groups in every part of the state.

To Host a Speakers Program:

  1. Look through the Speakers Catalog  and select a program. PLEASE NOTE:  Some programs are only for K-12 schools, some are not approved for schools, and some are for both--be sure to select the appropriate program for your audience/organization.
  2. Contact the speaker directly and arrange a date, time, and location for your program.
  3. Create a free online account or log-in to your account here.
  4. Submit the online Speakers Request Form at least four weeks before your program date.
  5. Wait for the Grant Agreement from Delaware Humanities before advertising.  Delaware Humanities pays the Speaker’s fee; your fee covers the administrative costs.  Funding is limited and not all requests are approved.
  6. Read the Grant Agreement carefully and digitally sign prior to the program with copayment ($50 for nonprofits, $100 for other organizations).  Failure to comply with the grant agreement will result in denial of future requests.
  7. Promote your program! With some exceptions, these events must be free and open to the public.
  8. Distribute audience evaluations at the program and return them within one week to the Delaware Humanities.

Related Documents

Hosting a Speaker Program Checklist

Speaker Program FAQs

Audience Evaluation Form

2017 Speakers Catalog (PDF version)