Recent Grant Awards

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.

Grant RecipientCityAmountDescription
Bemis Center for Contemporary ArtsOmaha$5,100Art in Practice: The Intersection of Poetry and Visual Art
Bright Lights, Inc.Lincoln$2,000Humanities programming within the Bright Lights Summer
Learning Adventures program
Crane River Theater CompanyKearney$2,0002021 Page to Stage Library Outreach Program
 and$3,700Student matinee series of “The Miracle Worker”
CreightonOmaha$2,000Carlson Fable Collection
 and$6,000“Waves in the Sandhills”
The Durham MuseumOmaha$10,000“Omaha Uncovered: Revealing History through Art
and Story”
Flatwater Shakespeare CompanyLincoln$3,300Little But Fierce summer sonnet writing workshop for children
Fort Laramie Historical AssociationFt. Laramie, WY$1,4002021 Fort Laramie Writing Festival, “Digital Experience with the Overland Trails”
Friends of the HomesteadBeatrice$1,3752021 Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival
Friends of LiedLincoln$2,000MOSAIC Discussions, scheduled for Spring 2021
Great Plains Theater CommonsOmaha$1,500GPTC Connect
 and$10,0002021 Great Plains Theatre Conference
John G. Neihardt FoundationBancroft$1,80040th Annual Neihardt
Spring Conference: “Free Thinkers on the Plains”
Lincoln Commission on Human RightsLincoln$200Social Justice Art @ City Hall
Lincoln Crossroads FestivalLincoln$5,500Storytelling training for a speakers bureau during the annual festival
McCook Economic DevelopmentMcCook$2,000

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

Nebraska Commission on Indian AffairsLincoln$12,000Documentary about Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte
Nebraska Wesleyan UniversityLincoln$929

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

Omaha Performing ArtsOmaha$6,100Voices Amplified 2021-2022
Plum Creek Children’s Literacy FestivalSeward$10,000Autumn 2021 Children’s Literacy Festival
Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Church of LincolnLincoln$1,000Winter Lecture Series 2021: “Pandemics and the Social Fabric”
Stand In For NebraskaLincoln$5,800Roots to Rise summer camps
Strategic Air and Space MuseumAshland$1,484Development of the SAC Museum app
 and$8,000“Cold War in Film” exhibition
Together We Achieve Miracles, Inc.Omaha$2,000Podcast series on multi-cultural perspectives
United by CultureLexington$5,800Courageous Muier podcast tour during Hispanic Heritage Month
University of Nebraska at Kearney Board of RegentsKearney$10,000Spanish immersion and
humanities components of the summer enrichment program for youth, PAWS University
University of Nebraska at Omaha Board of RegentsOmaha$250


“Singing Stones: Sacred Music and Sacred Spaces”

 and$1,852“Conversaciones: Latino and Latina Voices of Omaha”
University of Nebraska State MuseumLincoln$7,500“Exploring a Square Meter of Prairie” exhibit
Willa Cather FoundationRed Cloud$8,42566th Annual Willa Cather Spring Conference