As a 501(c)3 private non-profit that receives Federal, State, City and private funding, Humanities New York provides leadership and support across the state’s intellectual and cultural sectors through grants, programs, networking and advocacy in order to encourage critical thinking and cultural understanding in the public arena.
WHAT ARE THE HUMANITIES?
What does it mean to be human? The humanities help us form and articulate our ideas and beliefs. Involvement in humanities subjects develops critical thinking, analysis, synthesis, communication and problem-solving skills, creativity and innovation. They help us talk about and understand the ideas that define us as individuals and connect us as communities.