Education

Telling an Endless Story

Nebraska Access, Arts, Community Vitality, Culture, Education, Government, Humanities, Statewide

How does one tell an endless story in a way that captivates imagination while providing concrete examples? This was the challenge faced by the Nebraska Cultural Endowment when we revisited our creative strategy. A creative strategy uses images and text to share a message with an audience. For many years, the Endowment’s creative strategy focused […]

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Natalie Hahn to Receive 2020 Sower Award

Nebraska Culture, Education, Government, History, Humanities, Statewide

Humanities Nebraska has named Natalie Hahn, Malaika Foundation founder and International United Nations Official as the 2020 Sower Award recipient.  The Sower award is presented annually to an individual who has made “a significant contribution to public understanding of the humanities of Nebraska.” Hahn, a long-time resident of Central City, is now a Lincoln resident […]

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Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason – Finding Creative Ways to Serve

Nebraska Access, Arts, Community Vitality, Education, Fine Arts, Government, Humanities, Statewide

When Matt Mason was named Nebraska State Poet in January 2019, he couldn’t have imagined how the landscape of that position would change in 2020. Mason, serving a five-year term, had been traveling and giving presentations, readings, and leading workshops and many other venues in rural and urban communities across the state prior to the […]

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Humanities Nebraska and Nebraska Arts Council CARES Act Grants Announced

Nebraska Access, Arts, Community Vitality, Culture, Economic Development, Education, Government, Humanities, Statewide

Humanities Nebraska and Nebraska Arts Council have made distributions of CARES Act dollars to Nebraska nonprofit cultural organizations. Funding has been provided by the National Endowment for Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts as part of  the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.  These grants will give financial relief […]

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Nebraska Youth Turn Global Citizens at Capitol Forum

Lincoln, Nebraska Access, Civic Engagement, Education, Government, Humanities, Statewide

Each Spring, high school students normally gather at the Nebraska State Capitol Building in Lincoln to participate in Capitol Forum, a Humanities Nebraska program sponsored by the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Through this program, students are empowered to become involved in the democratic process, as well as examine a number of pertinent issues facing our country. Immigration, […]

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Humanities Impact Local Economies

Red Cloud, Nebraska Culture, Economic Development, Education, History, Humanities

Upon completion of the National Willa Cather Center, tourism spending in Webster County showed an increase of 12.5%. This equated to a total of $4.6 million dollars with both state and local tax revenue increases of 8.6%, for a total of $422,000. Tourism related jobs in Webster county total 48, and the staff at Willa […]

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Driving Students to the Arts

Nebraska Access, Arts, Education, Statewide

School Bus for the Arts is one of the Nebraska Arts Council’s most popular offerings and is supported by the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.   This program creates widespread access to arts education by defraying some of the costs for pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students to attend professional arts events throughout the state.  The juniors and seniors at Central Valley High School in Greeley, NE recently visited the Orpheum in Omaha to see the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. Nicki Underwood, Central […]

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Make Mistakes Big

Omaha, Nebraska Access, Arts, Education, Performing Arts

Learning to play the cello with the String Sprouts program at the Omaha Conservatory of Music has brought about changes in Charlie, (8) and Tegan, (6) Hess that may be a bit surprising. In the process of learning to practice, they have learned it is okay to make mistakes. What has changed exponentially is the […]

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Joe Starita to receive 2019 Sower Award

Culture, Education, History, Humanities

Joe Starita will receive the 2019 Sower Award in the Humanities as announced by Humanities Nebraska.  Starita will be presented with the award on Thursday, October 24 at Omaha’s Holland Performing Arts Center.  The presentation will immediately precede the 24th Annual Governor’s Lecture.   Starita is currently a journalism professor at University of Nebraska, Lincoln’s […]

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Start the year with a story…

Arts, Culture, Education, Government, Humanities

Happy New Year and a big THANK YOU for an amazing 2018! I’d like to start this year with gratitude and a reflection…   20 years ago, Nebraska looked much different. We’ve had tremendous shifts in our economic and community landscapes from Scottsbluff to Omaha, Norfolk to McCook. And while MY perspective of things may […]

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