Arts

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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Cattleman and Art Lover

Nebraska Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Donor Story, Government, Humanities, Performing Arts

Al Davis is a lifelong Nebraskan and rancher, with roots in Sandhills near Hyannis and a keen interest in the arts and humanities.  So, what makes a bona fide cattleman take an interest in the arts?  Al’s passion and interests for ranching and public service were enriched by his involvement in theater and the performing arts. Davis was […]

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Stinners Recognized for Generosity

Nebraska Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Culture, Donor Story, Economic Development, Education, Government, Humanities, Statewide

Rita and John Stinner of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, are the model citizens when it comes to volunteerism, philanthropic support, and civic leadership.   This is why the Nebraska Cultural Endowment (NCE) and its partners, the Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska, took great privilege in nominating them as Outstanding Philanthropists. The couple will be honored on National Philanthropy Day, November 16, at a virtual […]

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Statewide Impact

Nebraska Access, Arts, Economic Development, Humanities, Statewide, Uncategorized

  Donors to the Nebraska Cultural Endowment provide reliable support to extend important arts and humanities programs to more Nebraskans, now and for future generations. Gifts are matched, invested, and fully leveraged to expand the impact of this permanent support. Thanks to our donors and the State of Nebraska, the NCE distributed over $1 million […]

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