Fine Arts

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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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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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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NCE Executive Director Earns Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy Designation

Nebraska Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Culture, Economic Development, Fine Arts, Humanities, Statewide, Uncategorized

Kyle Cartwright, Executive Director, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, has earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy Designation (CAP®) professional designation after a year-long program of intensive study at The American College of Financial Services. The CAP® program is a three-course curriculum designed to bring nonprofit fundraisers and professional advisors together to help donors and clients achieve their […]

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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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