Over $1.1M Awarded to Nebraska Organizations
Five Nebraska organizations received CARES Act grants directly from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and six Nebraska organizations received CARES Act grants directly from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These grants, totaling $1,107,206 were awarded separately and in addition to those recently awarded and announced by our partners, the Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska, whose awards together totaled over $850,000.
Applications for these recommended grants were submitted in Spring 2020 and approved at the end of June. We are grateful to the NEH and NEA for their support of Nebraska’s cultural vitality through many of its important institutions.
Organizations receiving NEH and NEA Grants are:
NEH Grant Awards
Hastings Museum: $123,027 – Salary Continuation and a comprehensive exhibit plan.
Hastings College: $300,000 – Humanities staff salary retention and creating hybrid and online courses.
The Durham Museum: $175,000 – Employment costs related to preserving collections and enhancing digital programs.
The National Willa Cather Center: $134,060 – Salary related to new virtual tours, increased digital access and new outdoor exhibits.
Ralston Public Library: $75,119 – Salary continuation and improved social distancing accommodations.
NEA Grant Awards
Grants awarded for support staff salaries, fees for artists or contractual personnel and facilities costs:
Crane River Theater Company, Inc: $50,000
Lincoln Orchestra Association (Symphony Orchestra): $50,000
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: $50,000
El Museo Latino: $50,000
Omaha Symphony Association (Omaha Symphony):$50,000
Omaha Theater Company (Rose Theater): $50,000