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Fiscal Year 2016 Grant Recipients

FY 2016

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African Culture Connection Omaha $6,500 Help fund the continuation and expansion of the school residency program (2016-17)
Alliance Public Library Alliance $1,987 “Orphan Trains to Nebraska” presentation at the Alliance and Chadron Libraries
Asian Community and Cultural Center Lincoln $1,600 Help fund English language learning, literacy and citizenship classes
Board of Regents, UNK Kearney $500 Screening of three international films at the World Theater

and $7,500 Help fund collection of “Stories from the Nebraska Cowboy Trail”
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln $1,178 Support Poetry of Place Celebration at the State Capitol

and $1,850 Help fund participation by Adriana Ramirez in their 2016 summer camp for young writers

and $2,500 “Artists in Residence (AIR): A Celebration of Culture in Four Part Harmony”

and $1,500 “Mapping Nebraska” symposium
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha $2,000 Help fund Guatemalan film-maker Jayro Bustamante for audience discussion following showing of his documentary at Film Streams

and $5,775 Help fund scholars and audio expenses for “The Vietnam War: Lessons and Legacies" conference
Bright Lights, Inc. Lincoln $1,600 Sponsor sixteen low-income students to attend week-long, humanities-based summer enrichment classes
Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival McCook $3,500 Buffalo Commons Storytelling Annual festival “20 Years and Still Telling Stories”
Center for Rural Affairs Lyons $2,000 Panel discussion to raise awareness about the critical issue of farmland transfer
Chadron Public Library Foundation, Inc. Chadron $1,895 Help fund Producer Christine Lesiak and Dr. Lucy Reifel visit to preview and discuss “Medicine Woman” at the Trading Stories Native American Film Festival
Crane River Theater Company Kearney $1,725 “Crane River Theater Page to Stage” at libraries in Arnold, Broken Bow, Cozad, Gothenburg, Grand Island, Holdrege, Kearney, Lexington, Minden and Ravenna
Creighton University Omaha $4,000 Geraldine Brooks’ keynote address at the 26th Annual Women and Health Lecture
Custer County Historical Society Museum Broken Bow $375 Museum exhibition of Solomon Butcher's pioneer photographs
Darger HQ Omaha $2,000 Facilitate collaboration by pairing 10 Nebraska artists with national or international artists to create joint exhibitions and give a public talk about their work
Douglas County Historical Society Omaha $1,325 Fund a presentation by Gerald Charles Dickens as part of the “A Tale of Two Dickens” festival

and $1,016 Portrayal of the 1879 trial of Ponca Chief Standing Bear and the Indian Congress
The Durham Museum Omaha $4,000 “Home Brew: A Spirited History of Omaha Before and After Prohibition” exhibit
El Museo Latino Omaha $1,700 Day of the Dead “Ofrenda de Carapan” celebration

and $4,425 “Nebraska, A Land of Immigrants— A Lecture Series

and $4,500 Develop and present 10 weeks of art and art history programs at St. Peter and Paul Elementary and South High School
Elkhorn Valley Museum Norfolk $675 "Tales from the Park,” a temporary exhibit showcasing the history of Verges Park

and $4,000 "Celebrating Our Past” exhibit about the history of Norfolk for Elkhorn Valley Museum's 150th Anniversary
Flatwater Shakespeare Company Lincoln $1,500 Help fund summer classes for youth productions of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”
Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Lincoln $675 Fund components of a storytelling project that shares Lincoln’s identity as a resettlement community and the strengths that come with diversity
Friends of Ash Hollow Big Springs $275 Dr. Jim Hansen’s lecture, “American Indian Culture of Ash Hollow”
Friends of the Homestead Beatrice $3,000 Bilingual storytelling event and a fiddling competition
Friends of the Midwest Theater Scottsbluff $1,800 IndieLens Pop Up 2016-2017 season of film screenings and discussion

and $5,430 “Ranky Tanky” educational workshops and student matinee
Friends of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Lincoln $4,500 Artist talks about “Painting the Legacy of Nebraska,” a component of the sesquicentennial celebration featuring paintings inspired from all 93 counties in Nebrasksa
Friends of the Union Pacific Railroad Museum Council Bluffs, IA $2,000 Help fund an exhibit for the National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary and lecture
Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation Genoa $2,000 Dan Lybarger (Ojibwe, Cherokee and German) will present on the richness of Native American culture and spirituality through Native American storytelling and flute music
Great American Comedy Festival Norfolk $2,000 Panel discussion on the societal impact of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” through the eras of different hosts
Great Plains Art Museum Lincoln $2,000 “Contemporary Indigeneity 2016: Spiritual Borderlands” exhibit
Great Plains Welsh Heritage Center Wymore $3,500 Video and exhibit project highlighting the history and culture of Welsh settlers in Nebraska and the Great Plains
Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History Hastings $2,000 Red Road photography project during the Native American Festival
Hear Nebraska Omaha $7,500 Collect and publish local music histories from 12 communities in conjunction with its "Good Living Tour" concert series
Hildegard Center for the Arts Lincoln $2,000 Create a sesquicentennial traveling exhibit of photographs and text from each Nebraska county
Inclusive Communities Omaha $4,500 “IncluCity,” a human relations and leadership program for a diverse group of high school students
Indian Center, Inc. Scottsbluff $1,000 Help fund scholar at the Circle the Bluffs Powwow at Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering
Institute for Holocaust Education Omaha $5,000 Present a play based on a personal Holocaust survival story to 12 middle and high schools
International Quilt Study Center and Museum Lincoln $3,000 Sponsor public talk and website supporting the “World Quilts: The Amish Story” exhibit
Joslyn Art Museum Omaha $10,000 Interpretive technology for European galleries
Joslyn Castle Omaha $810 “A Joslyn Castle Festival in Celebration of Nebraska Art and Literature”
KANEKO Omaha $7,500 feedback 2016-2017, featuring readings and writing workshops led by published authors
Kearney Public Library Foundation Kearney $2,000 Writing workshop with Gail Tsukiyama and public “One Author “presentation by Gregory Maguire
The Language Conservancy (Bloomington, IN) Macy $5,500 1,000 copies of the Omaha Level 1 language textbook for distribution to the Omaha Nation Public School in Macy and Walthill Public Schools
Lexington Public Library Lexington $1,991 Fund presentation, “Orphan Trains to Nebraska,” at the Lexington and Kearney libraries
Lincoln Orchestra Association Lincoln $2,000 Pre-concert chat with Anton Miller

and $1,750 Two pre-concert chats with composer Jake Runestad
Lincoln Public Schools Lincoln $1,000 Fund the development of a writing center at Lincoln North Star High School
Malone Community Center Lincoln $2,700 Symposium titled, “Art, Culture, and History-African American Film”
Mari Sandoz Heritage Society Chadron $1,000 2016 Mari Sandoz annual conference, titled “Sandoz & Custer”
Meadowlark Music Festival Lincoln $1,150 “French Arts & Culture: A Lecture by Marina Pacowski”
Metropolitan Community College Foundation Omaha $1,500 Keynote speaker and five breakout session leaders for a creative writing forum

and $10,000 Fund the participation of featured playwrights in the 2016 Great Plains Theatre Conference
Mitchell Public Library Mitchell $5,000 Bring “A World of Music with Todd Green” to seven communities across the state
Museum of Nebraska Art Kearney $855 Sponsor “Mujeres at MONA,” the first exhibition which focuses on five contemporary female Latino artists with Nebraska connections
Nebraska Association of Professional Archaeologists Lincoln $1,845 Fund statewide events during Nebraska Archaeology Month
Nebraska Conservation Education Fund Lincoln $7,000 Enlist, train and support ten facilitators to host “Common Ground,” humanities-based climate change conversations held in ten communities
Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering Valentine $2,000 Performances by poets and storytellers at the Old West Days and Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Lincoln $2,000 Nationally acclaimed Teddy Roosevelt portrayer at the Fort Kearney Outdoor Expo
Nebraska Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Omaha $1,610 Help fund the “El Grito de Independencia Festival” in South Omaha
Nebraska Literary Heritage Association Lincoln $1,957 Promote 150 notable Nebraska books during the Nebraska Sesquicentennial

and $3,880 Fund website to promote 150 notable Nebraska books during the Nebraska Sesquicentennial
Nebraska Shakespeare Festival Omaha $6,500 Help fund 2016 pre-show scholar forums for the 30th annual Shakespeare on the Green in Omaha and 11th annual fall tour
Nebraska StoryArts Omaha $1,700 Fund three professional storytellers to present at the 15th annual Moonshell Storytelling Festival
Nebraska Writers Collective Omaha $10,000 Louder Than a Bomb: Great Plains youth poetry festival
Nebraska Writers Guild North Platte $831 Help fund Taylor Stevens’ presentations at the 2016 fall conference

and $485 Help fund Laura Madeline Wiseman’s facilitation of a three-day poetry retreat in Red Cloud
NET Foundation for Television Lincoln $10,000 “Nebraska 150 History Moments” to be broadcast during Nebraska’s sesquicentennial year

and $1,500 Plan for humanities educational curricula to complement the Platte Basin Timelapse project
NET Foundation for Television in partnership with Painted Rock Productions LLC Lincoln $10,000 Documentary, “Black Jack: John Pershing Revealed”
Niagara Foundation-Nebraska Omaha $2,000 Help fund Rabbi A. Brian Stoller's keynote address at the Abrahamic Dinner event
Omaha Westerners International - Omaha Corral Omaha $929 Help fund Paul Magrid's presentation about General George Crook

and $600 Help fund a presentation by Paul Hutton on the Apache Wars
Peru State College Peru $1,200 Fund two workshops and a performance of “Ain’t I a Woman!”
Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival Seward $10,000 Fund 12 children’s book author and illustrator talks at Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival
Sarpy County Museum Bellevue $1,700 Fund construction of exhibit and print a walking tour brochure to complement “The Way We Worked,” a Museum on Main Street exhibition from the Smithsonian
Sioux County Schools Harrison $830 Help fund “Celebrate Geography Day”
St. David’s Welsh Society of Nebraska Omaha $1,000 Welsh Song Fest Tour (2017)
St. Gregory the Great Seminary Seward $5,300 Support a fall 2016 public lecture series on humanities topics held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tabitha, Inc. Lincoln $1,667 Help fund Dr. Bill Thomas and his Age of Disruption Tour and workshop at the Lied Center’s Carson Theatre
TEDxLincoln 2016 Lincoln $1,500 Help fund the TEDxLincoln event/live stream at the Kimball Recital Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln History graduate Students' Association Lincoln $1,625 Help fund the James A. Rawley 2016 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Marla Miller
Urban League of Nebraska Omaha $1,160 Fund a screening and discussion of “Herman’s House”
Western Nebraska Community College Foundation Scottsbluff $2,000 90th Anniversary Exhibit at the Legacy of The Plains in Gering
The Willa Cather Foundation Red Cloud $8,000 Help fund the 61st annual Willa Cather Spring Conference

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and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.