At Colorado Humanities, we’re all about enriching our community through humanities programs and events across the state. We’ve been implementing our current program plan since 2019, but it’s time for a refresh. We’re gearing up to review our strategic goals and figure out how we can best support Colorado in the years ahead. We want YOU to be a part of it! We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas because your unique perspective will help us shape our vision and plans for the future.

To show our appreciation for your participation, those who provide an email address when completing the survey will be entered into a drawing to win one of the following:

  • a one-year subscription to NEH’s Humanities magazine
  • two tickets to the 2024 Colorado Book Awards Celebration
  • a Colorado Book Awards winning book
  • a set of 10 bilingual biographies for young readers in Spanish and English
  • a voucher to purchase an item from the Colorado Humanities online store

Thank you in advance for taking the time to share your valuable insights!


Motheread/Fatheread Colorado will hold its annual 3-day training institute June 25-27, 2024 in Denver to train new facilitators to work with groups of parents and families of children from infants through early elementary school age. These certified facilitators will be prepared to use the Motheread/Fatheread curriculum to help parents engage children in reading and story-sharing in a way that supports early literacy skills. Contact Karen Murphy at karen@coloradohumanities.org for more information.

Poet Laureate Andrea Gibson, best known for their live performances, has changed the landscape of what it means to attend a “poetry show.” Andrea’s performances have become loving and supportive ecosystems for audiences to feel seen, heard, and held through Gibson’s art. For the first time in three years, Andrea will hold live performances at Paramount Theater May 30-31.

2024 National Book Fest Selections

The 24th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, August 24. The event is free and open to the public. This year, Colorado will be represented by 2023 Colorado Book Awards General Nonfiction winner Vauhini Vara’s book The Immortal King Rao (adult title), and 2023 Colorado Book Awards Young Adult Literature winner Meg Long’s book Cold the Night, Fast the Wolves.

Graphic Design Opportunity

Colorado Humanities seeks a graphic design service provider to design or update marketing and promotional materials throughout the year.

Museum on Main Street in Ignacio

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition drawing on the history and culture of rural America to provoke fresh thinking and spark conversations about the future and sustainability of rural communities, will open in Ignacio at the Ignacio Creative District through June 8th.

Colorado Book Awards – Save the Date!

We are excited to announce that the 2024 Finalists Celebration and Winners Announcement will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024 at the Tivoli Turnhalle theater at Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Auraria campus. $30 Tickets will be available for purchase starting May 1 in our store or by phone. Stay tuned for information about the livestream!


Inspiring conversation and exploration of our shared cultural heritage



CH CARES Humanities Relief Grants Colorado Humanities is happy to announce the organizations and individuals who were awarded a total of $481,984 in CARES Humanities Relief Grants. Grant funds were provided by


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