Arts

The Passing of an Arts and Culture Champion, Pam Snow

Arts, Culture, Humanities, Statewide

The board and staff of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment joins the entire arts and humanities community in Nebraska in mourning the loss of Pam Snow.  Pam was the Executive Director of the Cultural Endowment from 2006-2014 and her impact on our organization and the cultural vitality of Nebraska is immeasurable. Please join us in sending […]

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The Suzanne Wise Art Education Fund

Nebraska Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Culture, Education, Fine Arts, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Statewide, Uncategorized

My mother taught me that arts education is not about training someone to be a professional artist or a musician, it’s about helping young people succeed by developing their creativity.” Suzanne Wise, Nebraska Arts Council Director 2000-2022   The Suzanne Wise Arts Education Fund was created to honor the long-time director of the Nebraska Arts […]

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Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason Awarded Fellowship

Nebraska Access, Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Culture, Education, Fine Arts, Statewide

Nebraska’s State Poet, Matt Mason, has been named as a 2022 Poet Laureate Fellow by The Academy of American Poets.  Mason is one of 22 Poet Laureate Fellows named in this years announcement. Mason, in collaboration with Humanities Nebraska, will create the Nebraska Poetry Pen Pal Program. The program will bring poetry and poets into […]

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Revitalizing the Past for Future Generations

Access, Arts, Community Vitality, History, Humanities

For as long as Nicole Benegas, Executive Director of Bluebird Cultural Initiative, can remember, her father, Steve Tamayo, has been involved in cultural work. As a member of the Sicangu Lakota tribe, Tamayo established a school at Standing Rock, protested the pipelines, and was appointed Native cultural expert with the Smithsonian Museum. Tamayo is the […]

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From Field to State-Wide Support

Arts, Culture, Donor Story, Humanities, Statewide

Margaret Hornady David’s love for the arts began early on in kindergarten when her teacher played “Peter and the Wolf” and led the class through the story. To this day Margaret clearly remembers it. In high school at Grand Island Senior High, she describes herself as being a theater nerd. In college, her love grew […]

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Building Community & Stability Through Creative Movement

Access, Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality

Dance for Parkinson’s Brings Joy and Healing Nine years ago, in a revelatory moment, Ruth Davidson Hahn, saw a local highway billboard that caught her attention. It read, “Nebraska has the highest rate of Parkinson’s disease per capita in the world.” Ruth knew from her many years of the dance life – professional training starting […]

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Meet Maggie

Nebraska Arts, Community Vitality, Culture, Fine Arts, Humanities, Statewide, Uncategorized

  The Board of Directors for Nebraska Cultural Endowment is excited to welcome Maggie Smith as NCE’s new Executive Director. Maggie most recently served as Director of Operations at KANEKO, where she co-lead fundraising and development strategy, while overseeing marketing, communications, programming and operations. Prior to joining KANEKO in 2019, Smith taught college writing courses […]

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Departing Reflections: Kyle Cartwright

Nebraska Arts, Donor Story, Government, Humanities, Statewide

As I wrap up my final days with the Nebraska Cultural Endowment (NCE), I would like to share some reflections on my time of growth, learning, and transformation with this wonderful organization: *** The Beginning *** I was hired at the ripe age of 26 after about a year as the head of development at […]

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NCE’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Nebraska Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Culture, Education, Humanities, Statewide

Nebraska Cultural Endowment (NCE) exists to sustain, enhance, and perpetuate the arts and humanities in Nebraska by partnering with the state’s arts and humanities councils, the Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska. We acknowledge that in order to sustain these activities and their positive impacts on society, Nebraska’s cultural practitioners, organizations, and funders must have […]

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NCE Seeking Dynamic Leader

Nebraska Arts, Humanities, Statewide

Position Announcement: Executive Director Location: Statewide organization based in Omaha; flexible work environment, including access to office space in Lincoln. Application deadline: January 21, 2022   Are you looking for a unique opportunity to enrich the quality of life in Nebraska and work with passionate cultural leaders and supporters across the state?   The Nebraska […]

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