I think they help us better understand our culture and our paths that are present in our future. They make us more innovative and creative people… – Ashley Olson, Executive Director, The Willa Cather Foundation, Red Cloud
A year end message from Marian Fey, Executive Director of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment
Through the generosity of donors like you and our unique partnership with the state, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment is poised reach $10,000,000 at both the public and private funds by the end of the year. The earnings from this permanently endowed $20,000,000 are critical in supporting the grants and programs of Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts Council. The two councils have already sustained a 4% cut in state funds, and will face another 8% cut in next year’s state appropriations. Continue Reading…
A timely blog written by Humanities Nebraska Foundation Board Member and Nebraska Cultural Endowment supporter Ellen Lierk of Alliance, NE on why being a part of HN is important to her . Continue Reading…
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln sculpted by Daniel Chester French (1850–1931).
Located at the State Capitol Building, Lincoln, NE
Did you know that a Nebraska lawyer, Frank M. Hall, played a role in the design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.? I thought of Hall as I pondered how my life as a lawyer has intersected with the arts and humanities.
By KENT WARNEKE
firstname.lastname@example.org | Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 9:00 am
It could be called the perfect storm — in the best possible sense of the term.
The collective presence and work of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Nebraska Arts Council
and Humanities Nebraska has been of benefit to communities, arts organizations and individuals
“It’s a really neat thing to have everything work together,” said Suzanne Wise, executive director
of the Nebraska Arts Council.
Special to the Norfolk Daily News | Posted: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:04 am
The Norfolk Arts Center will be host to a reception next week designed to provide an opportunity
for Norfolkans and area residents to meet representatives of three statewide cultural arts
Special guests will be Marian Fey, the new executive director of the Nebraska Cultural
Endowment, along with Suzanne Wise, executive director of the Nebraska Arts Council, and
Heather Thomas, development director for Humanities Nebraska.
I did not attempt creative writing when I was young because I had no notion I could. My unlikely path to poetry—to creativity, really—was detoured by everyday life: growing up, marrying, starting a family, working, attending college as a non-traditional student. By the time I graduated with a degree in horticulture, I thought I knew what I wished to do and where I was headed. Not exactly.
Ever since I was a child, storytelling has been a part of my life. Back then, it was an escape from getting into trouble—but usually the opposite happened. Having spent quite a bit of time in the coat closet at elementary school for “stretching the truth of a situation,” one would think I would have given up on this venture. Many were the times when the priests would lecture me in the confessional—guess it just didn’t soak in!