About Us

Utah Humanities is an independent non-profit dedicated to improving communities through the humanities. Image courtesy of Utah Humanities.

Who We Are and What We Do

Utah Humanities is an independent non-profit established in 1975. With a small, dedicated staff and volunteer board of directors, we offer public humanities programs across the state that involve thousands of people and organizations. To do our work, we partner with organizations that want to improve their communities through the humanities. Our partnerships span Utah and focus on literature, heritage, education, conversations, and local humanities ideas.

Our mission is to empower Utahns to improve their communities through active engagement in the humanities.

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What Are the Humanities are Why are They Relevant?

We believe that communities can be strengthened and improved through the humanities!

The humanities focus on how people experience and document their world, and they help us to understand the meaning of all human expression such as literature, history, art, and thought. As the study of human experience, the humanities can connect us to ourselves and each other in deeply meaningful ways. In fact, if you are human, you already "do" the humanities. Everything you read, think, create, and do adds to the human experience and can be looked at for interpretation and understanding.

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Contact Us

202 West 300 North
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103

Visit our Staff page for individual contact information.

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Utah Humanities is supported by generous contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations, and receives public support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Utah, and the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Fund.

Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.