Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month!


October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals of:

FOCUSING on equitable access to the arts at local, state, and national levels;

ENCOURAGING individuals, organizations, and diverse communities to participate in the arts;

ALLOWING governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and

RAISING public awareness about the role the arts and humanities play in our communities and lives.

The arts and humanities have played a critically important role in getting us through the COVID-19 pandemic and in amplifying the need for racial equity across the country. National Arts & Humanities Month is the time for communities to come together in unified celebration of the power of the arts to make a difference and change our lives for the better.

Visit Americans for the Arts for more information about how you can get involved!

Humanities at the Governor's School

This month, the Office of Outreach is raising awareness about the humanities -- an important part of the curriculum here at the Governor's school. Check out the FREE resources below and join our celebration!

FREE Humanities Resource  - What Are the Humanities?

Want to highlight the the humanities in your classroom this month? Check out this FREE Resource from our humanities instructor, Dr. Katie Steenerson.

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Costume Contest!

Looking for a fun way to teach your students about the humanities? Join SCGSAH students in our month-long costume contest -- with prizes for students AND teachers!

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About the Governor's School's Outreach Programs

As a part of the Governor’s School’s mission to serve as a resource to teachers across the state, the Office of Outreach provides professional learning opportunities to enrich arts education in South Carolina. Learn more.