Culture

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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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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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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Cultural Awareness Strengthens Community

Nebraska Access, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Culture, Education, Humanities

The face of Nebraska is constantly changing. We are a welcoming place for immigrants and refugees, and the number of people in Nebraska with a racial identity other than white is becoming a larger piece of the increasingly colorful pie that is our population. This highlights a wonderful opportunity to invest in intercultural awareness and […]

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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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Humanities Nebraska to bring Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Omaha to speak on “Finding Your Roots”

Omaha Civic Engagement, Culture, History, Humanities

Historian, filmmaker, popular PBS host, and renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be the featured speaker for the 26th annual Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha. The event is presented by Humanities Nebraska (HN), with co-sponsors including Union Pacific and the […]

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Creative Solutions to Sustain Connection

Nebraska Arts, Civic Engagement, Culture, Education, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Uncategorized

Lincoln Community Playhouse has been known for their transformative programming prior to and throughout the pandemic with The Penguin Project and the Parking Lot Plays.  Prior to Covid, The Penguin Project offered participants with special needs, ages 10- to 22-years old, the opportunity to learn roles and put on plays. Participants were partnered with peer mentors and worked together on lines, staging and all aspects of learning the production.   “People […]

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The Show Must Go On

Nebraska Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Culture, Humanities, Performing Arts, Statewide, Uncategorized, Visual Arts

Ending 2019 on a high note, the Kearney Community Theatre was eager to kickoff its 2020 season. After selling out shows and engaging several new volunteers and actors, the world was struck by the Coronavirus pandemic. Like many venues, they shut their doors to ensure the safety of the more than 1000 patrons coming from miles away.  […]

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A Legacy for Family & Community

Nebraska Access, Arts, Community Vitality, Culture, Donor Story, Humanities, Uncategorized

Jacquelyn E. “Jackie” Rosenlof was a champion for many causes during her lifetime. She also cared deeply for her children and grandchildren, and she left a legacy of values by sharing this love of community with them. Jackie’s four children and 14 grandchildren would often visit her in Kearney. They would go to the Archway, Kearney […]

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State Budget for Cultural Endowment Doubles

Nebraska Access, Arts, Culture, Economic Development, Government, Humanities, Statewide

New legislation increases annual commitment to Nebraska Cultural Endowment   We’re honored to work with passionate Nebraskans statewide to double their impact through our nationally unique public private partnership. The State has acknowledged the effectiveness of this model and has granted NCE the ability to double our impact in Nebraska over the next decade… This […]

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