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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

Asian Community & Cultural Center Lincoln $6,000 Support of the continuation of their Stories of US program for 2018-2019

and $625 Help fund “Camp Culture” for children entering 1st through 5th grades
Backwaters Reading Press Omaha $1,700 Help fund the 2018 season of the quarterly reading series at Gallery 1516 in Omaha
Board of Regents, UNK Kearney $1,500 Spring screening of three international films at the World Theater

and $1,200 Develop and implement a bike tour program that focuses on agriculture and industrial history

and $2,000 Help fund an Orphan Train Colloquium which will include a keynote speaker, plenary speakers, panel presentations/discussions, and peer-reviewed academic papers.
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln $2,000 Help fund Cowboys from the Collection and Robert Lee Taylor exhibitions

and $800 Help fund the 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

and $2,000 Help fund an exhibition of photographs focusing on first-generation, small scale, sustainable farmers
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha $800 Help fund Benjamin Bagby at a free pre-performance Beowulf lecture

and $1,750 Help fund a film screening and discussion as part of Cinemateca 2018
Bright Lights, Inc. Lincoln $1,600 Sponsor 2 humanities-themed summer enrichment classes
Brownville Cultural Center Brownville $700 Help fund a series of talks around the history and culture of the Otoes and Missourias in relationship to Brownville
Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival McCook $1,000 Help fund the Buffalo Commons Storytelling and Music Festival
Central Community College Hastings $1,626 Help fund the Earth Week: Native Corn event
College of Saint Mary Omaha $1,800 Help fund four monthly lectures by Kelly Church
Completely Kids Omaha $3,380 Provide an Omaha History Club opportunity to third through sixth graders
Crane River Theater Company Kearney $2,000 Help fund the Page to Stage Program that guides children, preschool through 6th grade, through the reading, discussion, and portrayal of characters from “Madagascar.”
Durham Museum Omaha $10,000 Help fund an exhibit featuring artifacts and stories about Nebraska’s connections to World War I
El Museo Latino Omaha $3,900 Help fund four presentations about Latino Art and Culture
Film Streams, Inc. Omaha $5,100 Bring three television industry professionals for a Women in Television conversation
Flatwater Shakespeare Lincoln $3,000 Help fund Shakespearean sonnet workshops for students in grades K-12
Fontenelle Forest Bellevue $6,220 Develop an exhibit on the history of the people who lived in the area of Fontenelle Forest and the surrounding region around 1,000 years ago
Fort Atkinson Foundation Fort Calhoun $1,595 Hepl fund Fort Atkinson State Historical Park Bicentennial Celebration
Friends of the Homestead Beatrice $1,800 Help fund two days of storytelling at Homestead National Monument

and $1,800 Help fund Homestead Days events

and $1,400 Help fund 2018 Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival
Friends of the University of Nebraska Press Lincoln $1,300 Help fund two author presentations at the Nebraska Book Festival
Great Plains Black History Museum Omaha $1,645 Help fund an exhibit of photos and journals on the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the March on Selma
Inclusive Communities of Omaha Omaha $2,000 Help fund the 2018 series of Omaha Table Talk: Race Dialogues at the Weitz Community Engagement Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
John G. Neihardt Foundation Bancroft $1,420 Help fund the 2018 Neihardt Spring Conference at the Neihardt State Historic Site in Bancroft.
Lincoln City Libraries Lincoln $1,796 Print and mail posters and bookmarks to Nebraska’s 320 libraries to promote the new website.
Malcolm X Memorial Foundation Omaha $1,970 Help fund a weekly radio show hosted by Stuart Chittenden that features interviews and panel discussions
Meadowlark Music Festival Lincoln $1,550 Help fund the Frank Proto, Cincinnati Symphony Composer In Residence event
Metropolitan Community College Omaha $2,000 Help fund the Creative Writing Forum of 2018

and $10,000 Help fund participation by six nationally renowned playwrights as part of the 13th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference
Midwestern African Museum of Art, Culture and Resource Center Lincoln $2,000 Help fund six workshops focusing on the history and culture of African art and a workshop on the origins of coffee in Africa
National Orphan Train Complex Concordia, KS $4,954 Help fund four multimedia presentations about the history and impact of the Orphan Train, both nationally and in Nebraska
Nebraska Archaeological Society Lincoln $500 Help fund the 2018 Nebraska Artifact Show
Nebraska Game & Parks Commission Lincoln $2,000 Bring a nationally recognized Teddy Roosevelt impersonator to Fort Kearney Outdoor Expo
Nebraska Library Association Lincoln $1,223 Help fund the “Unwritten but Relevant: Using Oral History to Engage Your Community and Document its History” program
Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Omaha $1,250 Help fund the Shakespeare On The Green Scholars Forums
Nebraska State Historical Society Lincoln $1,300 Help fund a series of programs and community dialogues related to immigration in Nebraska
Nebraska StoryArts Omaha $1,750 Help fund participation of three professional storytellers at the 17th annual Moonshell Storytelling Festival
NPPS KIDS Klub North Platte $1,081 Help fund a humanities exploration day
Omaha Girls Rock, Inc. Omaha $2,000 Help fund the Her Story/Our Story summer camp for girls
Omaha Jitterbugs Omaha $1,665 Help fund presentation to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Benny Goodman concert at Carnegie Hall in 1938
O’Neill Public Library O'Neill $2,000 Help fund two lecture demonstrations by global multi-instrumentalist Todd Green
Plum Creek Children's Literary Festival Concordia $9,000 Help fund participation of 18 children’s book authors and illustrators
Scotts Bluff County Tourism Gering $2,600 Help fund an Irish and Scottish heritage festival
Sheldon Art Association Lincoln $1,925 Help fund an exhibit that will highlight the works in the Sheldon collection that relate to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's and a public talk
Strategic Air & Space Museum Ashland $5,500 Bring a traveling exhibit about Francis Gary Powers to the museum
Trinidad Center Lexington $2,000 Bring African Culture Connection of Omaha to perform at the United by Culture Festival
UNION for Contemporary Art Omaha $1,350 Help fund a public lecture and panel discussion on institutionalized racism in America
University of Nebraska History Graduate Students' Association Lincoln $1,900 Help fund luncheon keynote speaker, William Fliss
Valentine Community Schools Valentine $2,000 Help fund Valentine Community Schools summer program
Verse, Inc. Omaha $1,200 Present history through spoken word, song and dance
Village of Oak Oak $849 Help fund the 1864 Oregon Trail Re-enactments
Vision Maker Media Lincoln $1,000 Help fund Vision Maker's Spring Film Festival
Volunteers of America Lewellen $1,054 Help fund Chautauqua style performances of Mormon Trail pioneers and oral histories
Wessels Living History Farm York $740 Help fund three presenters at the 26th Living History Day
Willa Cather Foundation Red Cloud $9,470 Help fund the 63rd annual Willa Cather Spring Conference
Yazidi Cultural Center Lincoln $1,361 Help fund an event to remember the 2014 Yazidi genocide

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.