Recent News and Announcements

NMHC is Accepting Applications for

17 Mar 2017

The New Mexico Humanities Council (NMHC) is seeking an Executive Director to oversee all aspects of institutional operations, communications, advocacy, advancement, and long-term strategic planning.

The NMHC Board seeks applications and/or nominations for a dynamic, visionary, and accomplished leader. The ED will provide leadership, management and oversight for the NMHC headquarters and staff, advocate for strong and effective working relationships with the Board of Directors and oversee external relations including programming and development.

For more detailed information and application specifics, click on the link below. The NMHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the NMHC not to discriminate based on gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

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Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian

Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian

TALKING SERVICE: Veteran Reading & Discussion Program

28 Feb 2017

In Talking Service, small groups of veterans and family members of veterans, under the guidance of skilled facilitators, get together to reflect on short, powerful writings about military service by some of the world's greatest authors. Participants are encouraged to share their insights, build on each other's comments, and challenge their assumptions through lively, informal conversations centered on the anthology Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian, published by the Great Books Foundation.

The next session will take place in Gallup at Octavia Fellin Public Library January 17 and meets every Tuesday through February 28, except February 14. To register, contact the Octavia Fellin Public Library at 505-863-1291. For more information contact Joe Lacayo at 505-399-8197.

Interested in organizing Talking Service sessions in your area? Follow the link below for information and instructions.

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CHALLENGE GRANT: Creating Humanities Communities

14 Feb 2017

Grant Deadline: February 15, 2017

Creating Humanities Communities, a new grant that supports grassroots humanities programs by encouraging partnerships and collaborations between multiple institutions or organizations in a town, county, region, or area. NEH hopes that the relationships built and strengthened through Creating Humanities Communities will lead to increases and improvements in humanities infrastructure for years to come, even beyond the initial activities funded by these grants.

Institutions and organizations from incentive areas may apply for matching grants of $30,000, $60,000, $90,000 or $150,000 over three years. Each $1 of NEH grant support awarded must be matched by $1 in non-federal third-party funds.

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