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NC Humanities Council Moves To Charlotte

North Carolina Humanities Council

The North Carolina Humanities Council will move its headquarters to Charlotte early next year hoping to grow relationships with more arts organizations in the state. 


Since 1972, the North Carolina Humanities Council has called Greensboro home. But with the lease on the Council’s workspace coming to an end, the organization saw an opportunity to move to a bigger metropolitan area.

“It’s a growing city, there are lots of businesses and non-profits that are working there. We saw a lot of potential for partnerships for places like the Levine museum and other cultural areas," says Neva Specht. 

She heads the Council’s Board of Trustees. Specht says the Council looked at many venues but that Charlotte was the most attractive because of opportunities to collaborate with other arts organizations.

Over the past four years, the Humanities Council has provided nearly $560,000 in arts related grants through out the state. The Levine Museum of the New South has received some of that money and the museum’s president Emily Zimmern is happy to have the Council as a new neighbor.

“The Levine has long enjoyed collaboration with the Humanities Council and with the close proximity we expect that that will only increase to everybody’s benefit," says Zimmern.  

The Council will move into UNC Charlotte’s Center City campus Uptown at the end of January.

Sarah Delia is a Senior Producer for Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins. Sarah joined the WFAE news team in 2014. An Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist, Sarah has lived and told stories from Maine, New York, Indiana, Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina. Sarah received her B.A. in English and Art history from James Madison University, where she began her broadcast career at college radio station WXJM. Sarah has interned and worked at NPR in Washington DC, interned and freelanced for WNYC, and attended the Salt Institute for Radio Documentary Studies.