October 6, 2023

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama State Council on the Arts

October is Arts and Humanities Month in Alabama

Governor Ivey proclaims October Arts and Humanities Month in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala., (October 6, 2023) – Governor Kay Ivey has declared October 2023 as Arts and Humanities Month for the state of Alabama. The official proclamation recognizes that “the arts and humanities embody the accumulated wisdom, intellect, and imagination of humankind; and high-quality arts and humanities programming is education and has the potential to enrich the lives of all Alabamians.”

Read the Governor’s Proclamation here.

The Council on the Arts highlights the role arts and creativity play in Alabamians’ everyday lives and in making our state a more vibrant place to live.

Alabama’s designation of Arts and Humanities Month in October corresponds with the National Proclamation issued last month in observance of the significance of arts and humanities to our nation. The annual celebration of Arts and Humanities Month encourages participation in the arts and humanities at all levels by individuals, organizations, and governments.



About Alabama State Council on the Arts
The Council on the Arts is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts in Alabama. The Council works to expand and preserve the state’s cultural resources by supporting nonprofit arts organizations, schools, colleges, units of local government, and individual artists. Arts programs, assisted by Council grants, have a track record of enhancing community development, education, cultural tourism, and overall quality of life in all regions of the state. Alabama State Council on the Arts grants are made possible by an annual appropriation from the Alabama Legislature and additional funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Learn more at arts.alabama.gov.

National Arts and Humanities Month is coordinated by Americans for the Arts, the national organization working to empower communities with the resources and support necessary to provide access to the arts for everyone. More information is available at AmericansForTheArts.org/nahm.


  • For more information, visit http://arts.alabama.gov
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