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Fiscal Year 2015 Grant Recipients


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Grantee City Amount Project
40th Anniversary Commemoration of the Fall of Saigon Committee Lincoln $950 Commemoration activities surrounding the anniversary of the Fall of Saigon
African Culture Connection Omaha $5,000 Continuation & Expansion of African Cultural Connection's School Residencies Program
Ashland Greenwood Public Schools Ashland $800 Participation of author Jerry Pallotta's school presentations

and $2,000 Quilt artist Peggie Hartwell's exhibition, workshops and public lecture
Asian Community and Cultural Center Lincoln $6,750 A year-long series of classes for Vietnamese, Karen, and other immigrants and refugees

and $1,100 Cultural Camp to introduce Vietnamese, Karen (Burmese), Chinese and Sudanese art and culture to youth
Audubon Nebraska Denton $300 Nebraska Crane Festival
Backwaters Press, The Omaha $2,000 Backwaters Reading Series 2015

and $1,290 Backwaters Reading Series 2016
Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation Elmwood $750 The Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation Spring Banquet
Better Ponca Foundation Ponca $1,294 Adam Lindquist, a nationally recognized Teddy Roosevelt impersonator at Missouri River Outdoor Expo
Board of Regents dba UNK Kearney $540 Pre-performance lecture by Dr. Kate Benzel on Carl Sandburg’s contribution to the image of the American West

and $645 Help the Trails & Rails Museum on how to move its archives and collections and professional archivist talk
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln $2,000 Panel discussion and 4 exhibitions at Design + Social Justice Symposium

and $2,500 Medieval and Renaissance Studies conference

and $8,738 Design and content development for a new website featuring Nebraska poets and their poetry

and $390 Photography Exhibit for Japanese Immigration exhibit and accompanying speakers

and $735 Dr. Virginia Gunn’s public lecture and reception
Board of Regents, University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha $1,900 Latino artisits exhibit accompanied by guided school tours, talks and panel discussions, poetry and creative writing readings

and $2,000 Sixth annual statewide Spanish language creative writing contest
Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art David City $7,560 Exhibit tracking images and understanding of farming life through the past until today
Boulder Community Media (Nebraska Community Media) Boulder, CO $8,000 ocumentary highlighting the traditions and cultural significance behind the Dutch Hop Polka
Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County on behalf of Red Rebel Media Lincoln $2,000 Terrance Simien's presentation of Creole for Kidz
Bright Lights Lincoln $1,660 Need-based scholarships for low-income students to attend week-long, humanities-based summer classes
Brownville Fine Arts Association Brownville $600 Ted Kooser poetry reading event
Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival McCook $3,550 Annual Buffalo Commons Storytelling Festival
Center for Rural Affairs Lyons $935 Participation by two storytellers at the Decatur Streetcar Storytelling Event
City of Lincoln Lincoln $2,000 Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration
Crane River Theater Company Kearney $1,725 Page to Stage Series for Libraries in Broken Bow, Cozad, Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege, Kearney, Lexington, Loup City Minden, Ord and Ravenna
Creighton University Omaha $4,125 Dr. Sheri Fink’s participation as keynote speaker at the 2015 Women and Health Lecture
Dog & Pony DC Omaha $1,835 A series of community engagement activities exploring community and identity
Durham Museum, The Omaha $6,000 Public programming related to William Shakespeare’s First Folio exhibition
El Museo Latino Omaha $3,885 Exhibit on the importance of Maguey (Cactus) and Maiz (Corn) in the Latino culture

and $8,850 Develop and present a 10-week cultural immersion program

and $2,725 Day of the Dead activities to present and build public understanding of cultural heritage and traditions
Elkhorn Valley Museum Norfolk $2,000 Educational day to experience life as pioneers in Northeast Nebraska
Flatwater Shakespeare Company Lincoln $1,140 Weekly classes leading up to the youth productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
Friends of the Homestead Beatrice $1,055 Visit by author Pamela Smith Hill and writing workshops by author Mike Graf

and $4,000 Homestead Day events which will focus on the musical heritage of homesteading cultures
Friends of the Kenfield Gallery
$450 Solomon Butcher Exhibit
Friends of the Midwest Theater
$2,000 Educational Workshop and matinee presentation

and $2,000 Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience educational workshop and public performance

and $1,290 Indie Lens Popup Series which involves 5 acclaimed documentary films and discussion sessions
Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History Hastings $1,290 Native American Festival for students
Hear Nebraska Omaha $7,370 Collect and publish oral music histories from 9 communities
Inclusive Communities Omaha $5,000 Four day residential human relations and leadership program for youth
Indian Center, Inc. Scottsbluff $2,000 Fund storyteller and historian at the Circle the Bluffs Powwow
Institute for Holocaust Education Omaha $1,290 Commission a playwright to turn the story of Bea Karp into a 30- to 45-minute play for 6th through 12th grade students
International Quilt Study Center & Museum Lincoln $2,000 Kiracofe exhibition and lecture entitled “Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar, 1950-2000.”
John G. Neihardt Foundation Bancroft $1,846 35th Annual John G. Neihardt Spring Conference
Joslyn Art Museum Omaha $6,900 Series of educational programming related to the American Frontier art exhibition from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Joslyn Castle Trust Omaha $990 Series of performances, presentations and discussions that explore Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol
Kaneko Omaha $5,500 “Feedback” series, which combine elements of author readings, writing workshops, and literary discussions
Kearney Area Community Foundation Kearney $4,000 Kearney Area Storytelling Festival
Komensky Club, University of Nebraska Lincoln Lincoln $1,805 Series of events highlighting Czech history and culture
Kregel Windmill Factory Museum Nebraska City $1,290 Nebraska City: Inventions & Patents on the Plains exhibit
Latino American Commission Lincoln $1,015 Ninth annual state commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Legacy of the Plains Museum Gering $1,255 Japanese Immigration Conference
Lincoln County Historical Society/ Museum North Platte $5,020 Scholar and reenactors for the museum’s Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous event
LUX Center for the Arts Lincoln $1,130 Support Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead event
Mayhew Cabin Museum Nebraska City $1,170 Charles Pace’s portrayal of Frederick Douglas at the Juneteenth celebration
Metropolitan Community College Foundation Omaha $10,000 Participation of 11 nationally renowned playwrights and directors as part of the 10th annual Great Plains Theatre Conference
Mexican American Historical Society of the Midlands Omaha $2,875 Support public programs that will explore the tradition and culture of the Dia de Los Muertos celebration
Montessori Co-op School Omaha $1,700 Participation of Dr. Stuart Brown at 3 events
Nebraska Association of Professional Archaeologists Lincoln $1,550 Statewide events highlighting archeology during Nebraska Archaeology Month
Nebraska Association of the Deaf Omaha $500 Workshops and keynote part of a 3-day conference for Nebraska’s deaf and hard of hearing
Nebraska Conservation Education Fund Lincoln $5,500 Enlist, train and support community facilitators who will hold climate change conversations in 10 communities
Nebraska Folklife Network Inc. Lincoln $5,000 Collection of oral histories from Japanese Americans living in the North Platte Valley area and two presentations

and $1,925 Planning grant for the collection of oral histories from Japanese Americans
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Lincoln $1,450 Nationally recognized Teddy Roosevelt impersonator
Nebraska Outlaw Trail Scenic Byway Highway 12 (Northeast Nebraska RC and D Council) Dakota City $605 Support speakers at county quilt display event
Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Inc. Omaha $6,000 Pre-show scholar forums for the 29th annual Shakespeare on the Green and their 10th annual fall tour
Nebraska State Historical Society Lincoln $1,750 Biennial Historic Preservation Conference
Nebraska StoryArts Omaha $1,600 Participation by three professional storytellers at the 14th annual Moonshell Storytelling Festival
Nebraska Writers Collective Omaha $8,000 Support visiting writers series by six nationally acclaimed performance poets
NET Foundation for Television Lincoln $10,000 Help fund the seventh season of Nebraska Stories
Omaha Creative Institute Omaha $8,000 Explore the connectedness and disconnectedness of 13 Nebraska communities and their perspectives on the rural/urban divide
Opera Omaha Omaha $1,290 Presentations that will explore the life, art and poetry of William and Catherine Blake
Panhandle Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. Scottsbluff $2,000 Participation of a storyteller at Intertribal Gathering
Peru State College Peru $9,000 2016 Trails and Tales teacher institute
Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival Seward $13,750 Participation of nine children’s book authors and illustrators at the Plum Creek Children's Festival
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska Lincoln $15,905 Website that will preserve and share the Ponca language and culture through audiovisuals, educational materials, and suggested activities
Social Action Committee of Unitarian Church Lincoln $2,500 Six part "National Identity and the Politics of Nationalism" lecture series
TEDxLincoln Lincoln $5,000 Video production of the 2014 TEDxLincoln and its youth version
University of Nebraska History Graduate Students' Association Lincoln $1,540 Help fund public lecture of Dr. Lissa Wadewitz
Valentine Area Arts Council Valentine $3,545 A World of Music with Todd Green musical presentations
Vision Maker Media Lincoln $4,000 Vision Maker Film Festival
Washington County Historical Association Fort Calhoun $1,920 A pair of historical traveling trunks one on Lewis and Clark and one about Fort Atkinson
West Nebraska Arts Center Scottsbluff $500 Workshop and discussion in conjunction with art exhibition "Funk and Wagnall’s Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology & Legend"
Willa Cather Foundation Red Cloud $7,075 Participation of 12 writers and scholars at the 60th annual Willa Cather Spring Conference
YWCA of Adams County Hastings $828 Presentation of "Lady Arrested for Voting! The Life and Times of Susan B. Anthony"

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