FY2021 Grant Awards

These grants were awarded by Humanities Nebraska during FY2022: November 1, 2020 through October 31, 2021.

Grant Recipient City Amount Description
Arts for All, Inc Omaha $2,000 Youth Enrichment Program
Asian Community and Cultural Center Lincoln $1,200 Camp Culture 2021
and $4,000 Untold Migrant Stories digital storytelling project
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Omaha $5,100 Art in Practice: The Intersection of Poetry and Visual Art
and $9,000 Four lectures exploring the intersections between the body and hospitality.
Blixt Locally Grown Lincoln $940 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights
Bright Lights, Inc. Lincoln $2,000 Humanities programming within the Bright Lights Summer
Learning Adventures program
Central Community College Grand Island $12,500 New Native American curriculum
Crane River Theater Company Kearney $2,000 2021 Page to Stage Library Outreach Program
and $3,700 Student matinee series of “The Miracle Worker”
Creighton Omaha $2,000 Carlson Fable Collection
and $6,000 “Waves in the Sandhills”
The Durham Museum Omaha $10,000 “Omaha Uncovered: Revealing History through Art
and Story”
El Museo Latin Omaha $6,925 Latin Culture and Traditions lecture series
Ethiopian Community Association Omaha $2,000 Family Restoration project
Flatwater Shakespeare Company Lincoln $1,375 Educational tour of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

and $3,300 Little But Fierce summer sonnet writing workshop for children
Fort Laramie Historical Association Ft. Laramie, WY $1,400 2021 Fort Laramie Writing Festival, “Digital Experience with the Overland Trails”
Friends of the Homestead Beatrice $1,375 2021 Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival
Friends of Lied Lincoln $2,000 MOSAIC Discussions, scheduled for Spring 2021
Great Plains Theater Commons Omaha $1,500 GPTC Connect
and $10,000 2021 Great Plains Theatre Conference
John G. Neihardt Foundation Bancroft $900 56th Annual Neihardt Day Celebration
and $1,800 40th Annual Neihardt
Spring Conference: “Free Thinkers on the Plains”
Joslyn Art Museum Omaha $5,140 Karl Bodmer exhibition
Lincoln Commission on Human Rights/City of Lincoln Lincoln $700 Participation of Omaha and Lincoln students in a Civil Rights Conference
Lincoln Commission on Human Rights Lincoln $200 Social Justice Art @ City Hall
Lincoln Crossroads Festival Lincoln $5,500 Storytelling training for a speakers bureau during the annual festival
Lincoln Orchestra Association Lincoln $2,950 2021-22 season pre-concert chats
Mari Sandoz Association Lincoln $2,000 2021 Pilster Lecture and Mari Sandoz Symposium
McCook Economic Development McCook $2,000

Development of a local component for the touring Smithsonian exhibition, “Crossroads: Change in Rural America”

Metropolitan Community College Omaha $1,000 “The Perfect Latino” with Javier Avila
Movement in Omaha for Racial Equality Omaha $1,800 Support for five events exploring social factors that often divide communities
Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs Lincoln $12,000 Documentary about Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte
Nebraska Public Media Lincoln $10,000 Short videos on Title IX legislation
Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Inc. Omaha $6,000 Shakespeare on Tour
Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln $5,658 “Spooky Evenings 2021”
and $929

Lecture series, “Culture, COVID, and Conversation: Humanities Insights on the Worldwide Effect of COVID-19”

Nebraska Writers Collective Omaha $6,400 Touring artist series
Omaha Public Library Foundation Omaha $2,000 Omaha Lit Fest
Opera Omaha Omaha $1,800 2021-2022 Poetry & Music project
Omaha Performing Arts Omaha $6,100 Voices Amplified 2021-2022
Operation Christmas Card North Platte $1,300 Educational programming during the 2021 Pow-Wow
Papillion Community Foundation Papillion $1,500 Ulysses Grant & Mark Twain appearance
Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Seward $10,000 Autumn 2021 Children’s Literacy Festival
Robert Henri Museum and Historic Walkway Cozad $2,000 “Robert Henri: A New Look”
Sioux Lookout DAR Chapter North Platte $2,000 Archival display case for Sitting Bull artifacts
Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln Lincoln $1,000 Winter Lecture Series 2021: “Pandemics and the Social Fabric”
Stand In For Nebraska Lincoln $5,800 Roots to Rise summer camps
Strategic Air and Space Museum Ashland $1,484 Development of the SAC Museum app
and $8,000 “Cold War in Film” exhibition
Together We Acheive Miracles, Inc. Omaha $1,600 Community Conversations
and $2,000 Podcast series on multi-cultural perspectives
and $9,000 Digital media programming
Tri-Faith Initiative Omaha $2,000  Pre-production for a documentary film
United by Culture Lexington $5,800 Courageous Muier podcast tour during Hispanic Heritage Month
University of Nebraska at Kearney Board of Regents Kearney $10,000 Spanish immersion and
humanities components of the summer enrichment program for youth, PAWS University
University of Nebraska at Omaha Board of Regents Omaha $250


“Singing Stones: Sacred Music and Sacred Spaces”

and $1,852 “Conversaciones: Latino and Latina Voices of Omaha”
and &7,300 Traveling exhibitions and speaker panels for “Charting Our Paths”
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Board of Regents Lincoln $2,000 Educational materials, “Celebrating the Legacy of Red Cloud”
and $2,000 2021 Virtual Summit on Human Trafficking and Migration
and $5,000 Documentary film about Nebraska’s unique place in the COVID-19 pandemic
and $6,000 OLLI Fall Symposium, “The Fragile Future of Democracy”
and $9,500 Stage one and launch of “The Nebraska Stories of Humanity: Holocaust Survivors & WWII Veterans”
and $10,000 “Reckoning and Reconciliation on the Great Plains” summit
University of Nebraska State Museum Lincoln $7,500 “Exploring a Square Meter of Prairie” exhibit
White River Wacipi Crawford $1,800 Educational events at the mid-August Pow-Wow
Willa Cather Foundation Red Cloud $8,425 66th Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference