Arts & Humanities

Cultivating a Legacy

Thanks to our Nebraska Legislature and private donors, like you, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment remains the only public-private cultural trust in the country which supports both arts & humanities.

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment works to create a permanent legacy to fund the educational programs and projects of the Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska.

Under current legislation, the publicly held fund will increase to $15 million dollars over time with annual increases of $500,000—through this state match, your gifts have greater impact.

Through your support, we can continue to cultivate a legacy of stability, advocacy and leadership for arts & humanities in Nebraska. 

Please contact Kyle Cartwright to discuss how you can ensure an endless tradition of arts & humanities for generations to come.

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment will be here to provide stability and support innovations throughout the sector, even as leadership changes through many decades to come. Together, we are ensuring that future visionaries and leaders of the Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska and the strong cultural institutions throughout our state will be able to respond to needs of future generations.”
Kyle Cartwright – Executive Director, Nebraska Cultural Endowment

Nebraska Arts Council

Through the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment supports statewide arts education, including underwriting school buses for students to experience cultural field trips.

Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Nebraska Arts Council also provide annual operating support to cultural institutions like Omaha Symphony, Opera Omaha, Lied Center for Performing Arts, Sheldon Museum of Art and Museum of Nebraska Art (MONA), among many others.

The arts are critical to Nebraska’s quality of life and the education of our children. Without the help of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, our ability to make the arts happen would be greatly diminished.” 
Suzanne Wise – Executive Director, Nebraska Arts Council

Humanities Nebraska

Through Humanities Nebraska, Nebraska Cultural Endowment funds projects and programs statewide that explore history and culture, enhance reading, writing, and discussion by youth and veterans, and nurture civic engagement and civil discourse.

Humanities Nebraska programs funded in part by Nebraska Cultural Endowment include Prime Time Family Reading Time, Nebraska Warrior Writers, Capitol Forum on America’s Future and Speakers Bureau.

 

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.” 
Chris Sommerich – Executive Director, Humanities Nebraska