About Us

HumanitiesDC illuminates the rich communities that make up Washington, DC using the tools of the humanities. Through our grantmaking and public programs we help build a vibrant city where all can engage in intellectual exchange, reflect on our connected stories and celebrate our various cultures.


Learn about our annual grant opportunities designed to support DC residents, groups and organizations interested in leading dynamic public humanities projects and programming.

Public Programs

Explore our interactive programs designed to help Washingtonians share their experiences, discuss current issues and appreciate our remarkable people and neighborhoods.


Attend lively celebrations, presentations, discussions, and more led by local scholars and experts who passionately bring our city’s wonders to life.

Kindred spirits Film

See the film about two renowned artists who creatively prevailed during a time of segregation, and who happened to be aunt and niece, at the second event in the fall line-up for the Culture Series.  

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HumanitiesDC is looking for young professionals to join our team. Click for more information.

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SEASON 2 out now

Porchtales Podcast, Season 2, with former NPR producer Katie Davis, is available now.

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