Nebraska Cultural Endowment Call To Action

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…

Music Is My Livelihood

Daniel Martinez in concert

Photo by Stephen McAlister

Daniel’s Story

Music has been an important part of my family’s life since I was a child. For my 14th birthday, my mother gave me an old guitar and I started playing. When I was singing, it felt like I was following someone else’s rules. But when I played the guitar, I made my own rules. Continue Reading…

Theatre is my livelihood

 

Pippa’s Story:

Theatre is my livelihood

                                                      My “Know I Should”                                                  

                                                     My “Always Would.”                                              

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Essaying Is My Livelihood

 

Lisa’s Story

I’m an essayist. I ask questions about my thoughts, beliefs, and experiences, and then go to work answering them by telling true and factual stories. For instance, I was curious about the different ways in which people experience landscape and why I’m so drawn to river landscapes. Continue Reading…

Norfolk hosts state arts reception

By KENT WARNEKE

editor@norfolkdailynews.com | 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

across Nebraska.

“It’s a really neat thing to have everything work together,” said Suzanne Wise, executive director

of the Nebraska Arts Council.

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Reception next week for statewide arts, humanities officials

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

organizations.

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.

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Poetry Is My Livelihood

Twyla’s Story
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.

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