At the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, we explore, cultivate, and champion the public humanities in order to strengthen New Jersey’s diverse community.

Our work is guided by the following foundational values:

-We open doors to opportunities for discovering, listening, challenging assumptions, and fostering understanding.
-We appreciate all voices within the context of civil, informed, and respectful exchange.
-We invest our resources and attention responsively, responsibly, and honestly.
-We facilitate shared ownership in the creation of knowledge, ideas, and practice.

Our Vision is a New Jersey that delights in diversity, appreciates that there are no easy answers, and finds joy and understanding in the humanities. We do this by enabling public programs and humanities experiences that deepen our understanding of ourselves and our world.

As a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, we ensure that public humanities programming is available statewide.