The Speakers Bureau is a Humanities Nebraska program that provides expert speakers and serves between 25,000 and 30,000 Nebraskans annually. Topics include Nebraska literature, music, storytelling and history. Hundreds of rural and geographically isolated libraries, museums, senior centers and schools, as well as other nonprofit organizations benefit from the program. Cherrie Beam-Callaway, one of the […]Read Article
Drive-ins typically conjure up nostalgic images of days gone by; of first dates and family outings to the movies in the car. When the Midwest Theater in Scottsbluff closed its doors temporarily due to COVID-19, Executive Director Billy Estes immediately missed the interaction of the theater. It wasn’t long before Estes had the creative idea to implement a drive-in theater, and the SkyView Drive-In Theater was born. Improvising a screen on a box truck in […]Read Article
How does one tell an endless story in a way that captivates imagination while providing concrete examples? This was the challenge faced by the Nebraska Cultural Endowment when we revisited our creative strategy. A creative strategy uses images and text to share a message with an audience. For many years, the Endowment’s creative strategy focused […]Read Article
I am proud of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and its wonderful mechanism to support arts and humanities, not only in the metropolitan areas, but also to far-flung smaller communities.
The Nebraska Cultural Endowment has reaffirmed my faith in the citizens of Nebraska and their capacity for stewardship and generosity.
Making arts accessible to everyone is a group project. I am proud to live in a state that supports the arts and am exceedingly grateful for the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Arts are critical to Nebraska’s quality of life and education of our children. Without the help of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, our ability to make the arts happen would be greatly diminished.
Executive Director, Nebraska Arts Council
Humanities Nebraska helps Nebraskans explore what connects us and makes us human, and what it means to live a life of purpose and meaning. The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is a critical funding partner for achieving this mission all across the state.
Executive Director, Humanities Nebraska