National Arts & Humanities Month

HARVESTOctober is National Arts & Humanities Month. Gather ideas and insights with humanities events supported by the Kansas Humanities Council each week this month.

Week 1: Watch and Share

Does song have the power to change lives? The documentary film Conducting Hope profiles the Lansing Correctional Facility’s East Hill Singers, the only prison choir in the nation to perform outside the prison walls. Produced by Margie Friedman and Arts in Prison, Inc., with the support of a KHC Humanities GrantConducting Hope premieres at the Kansas International Film Festival in Overland Park on October 5th. Click here for details.

What’s your community’s inspiring story? Use your smart phone to make a short film about your community, upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and share the link with KHC at info(at) View the films in KHC’s Short Films Gallery for inspiration.