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Humanities Nebraska offers grants to nonprofit organizations in support of projects related to the humanities including history, literature, languages, jurisprudence, philosophy, comparative religion, ethics, and the history, theory and criticism of the arts. Applicants must have non-profit status according to the State of Nebraska and the IRS, and must provide proof of 501(c)(3) or other 501(c) status. (State, county, or local government entities, including schools, are exempt from this requirement.)

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This Year's Grant Recipients

Backwaters Reading Press Omaha $1,700 To help fund the 2018 season of their quarterly reading series at Gallery 1516 in Omaha
Inclusive Communities of Omaha Omaha $2,000 To fund its 2018 series of Omaha Table Talk: Race Dialogues at the Weitz Community Engagement Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
The Midwestern African Museum of Art, Culture and Resource Center Lincoln $2,000 To fund six workshops (three hours each) on December 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 6 pm focusing on the history and culture of African art and a workshop on the origins of coffee in Africa on December 20 at 6 pm.
The Nebraska Writing Project at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln Lincoln $800 To help fund their 12th annual Poetry of Place Celebration, which encourages teachers and students throughout the state to study and write poetry about Nebraska. The project culminates with a public reading by student poets on May 4 in the Warner Chamber of the State Capitol in Lincoln.
Sheldon Art Association Lincoln $1,925 To help fund the curation of an exhibit that will run January through July 2018 highlighting works in the Sheldon collection that relate to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. There will also be a public talk by the guest curator in Spring 2018.
University of Nebraska History Graduate Students' Association Lincoln $2,000 To help fund the luncheon keynote speaker, William Fliss on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 12:00 pm at the UNL Cather Complex – Red Cloud Room.
UNK’s Department of Modern Languages Kearney $1,500 For its spring screening of three international films at the World Theater on February 6, March 6 and April 6-8 (7:30 pm except the Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm).
UNL Board of Regents Lincoln $2,000 For two upcoming exhibits – Cowboys from the Collection January 9-April 21 and Robert Lee Taylor May 4-August 25.

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