Humanities Washington
Application deadline: 4/8/2020

Humanities Washington’s longest-running and most popular program, Speakers Bureau provides communities with experts and scholars who give public humanities presentations across the state. Speakers Bureau presenters discuss topics as diverse as the communities they serve, ranging from history to politics, music, philosophy, and everything in between. The roster of presenters are chosen not only for their expertise, but for their ability to inspire discussion with people of all ages and backgrounds. Speakers Bureau presenters collectively deliver hundreds of events each year at libraries, schools, museums, historical societies, retirement homes, community centers, and civic organizations.

If you are passionate about a subject, sharing your expertise with a wide variety of audiences can be both exciting and meaningful. From urban libraries to rural community centers, Speakers Bureau programs let you speak to and hear from audiences of diverse geographic, cultural, educational, and experiential backgrounds. Speakers Bureau programs, particularly in rural areas, often have the energy of a community event, making them different from a typical lecture at a college or university. Through Speakers Bureau, you can connect with audiences different than a typical university and contribute to the cultural health of small communities.

Speakers receive $300 per presentation, and get to explore our beautiful state on a flexible schedule (Speakers determine their own schedules in coordination with hosts) while getting travel reimbursed and direct support from Humanities Washington.

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