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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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Wielding the Pen

Nebraska Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Education, History, Humanities, Media Arts, Statewide, Uncategorized

When healing from trauma, the pen is mighty powerful. The Nebraska Warrior Writers program was designed to help active-duty military personnel and veterans process and express their thoughts and feelings through words. Humanities Nebraska (HN), in partnership with Nebraska Writing Project and the Veterans Administration, launched the Nebraska Warrior Writers (NWW) in 2014. Not only […]

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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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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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Inclusion & Accessibility – Changing Lives Through Art

Nebraska Access, Arts, Community Vitality, Education, Visual Arts

Inclusivity and Accessibility have taken on a renewed importance in recent months. At the heart of the Carnegie Arts Center is the drive to make art meaningful – regardless of a family’s income, access to transportation, or any physical, mental, or developmental disabilities.   Modeling this value, the Carnegie cultivated its educational outreach by partnering with groups that serve seniors, children, and families to offer accessible art classes.  “Our educational outreach absolutely would not be possible without generous grant support,” said Kyren Conley, Executive Director. With […]

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NAC Secures New Funding for Creative Aging

Nebraska Access, Arts, Education, Statewide

The Nebraska Arts Council recently secured new funding from a national grant program to advance creative aging programs for older adults in Nebraska. Recognizing that older adults have many contributions to make to their communities—but that they often face ageism and isolation and have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19— The Nebraska Arts Council sought funding […]

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Arts Provide Hope for Omaha Community

Nebraska Access, Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Education, Visual Arts

In 2020, the importance of our relationships and sense of community became paramount. The Union for Contemporary Art (The Union) fosters this sense of community with every fiber of their organization and in the programs they create. The North Omaha community that The Union serves has been disproportionately impacted by the health and economic effects […]

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Prime Time Reading Program Enriches Lives of the Families it Touches

Nebraska Access, Education, Humanities, Statewide

Prime Time Family Reading Time is one of Humanities Nebraska’s most beloved programs. At 36 underserved schools and libraries across the state, children and their families meet to read and discuss award-winning children’s books. Each session is led by a storyteller and discussion leader.   “NCE has been a huge supporter of Prime Time Family Reading,” said Karolee Gleason, a coordinator from Grant Elementary in […]

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Prime Time First Aid Kits Bring Joy During the Holiday Season

Nebraska Access, Education, Humanities, Statewide

During the final week of 2020, Prime Time First Aid Kits were distributed by Humanities Nebraska staff to children and their families to promote literacy during a challenging time for many. A total of 274 Prime Time First Aid Kits were distributed to 16 sites across the state. Sites that planned on offering Prime Time […]

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Finding Ways to Rewrite Historical Loss

Omaha Access, Community Vitality, Culture, Economic Development, Education, Government, History, Humanities

The Durham Museum is a staple of Nebraska’s core cultural fabric. Like many other important institutions, the Durham relies on a mix of philanthropy and earned revenues, which have been significantly strained since March. Fortunately, many of the educational programs offered by The Durham Museum were already offered in a digital learning format, so transitioning […]

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