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Building Community & Stability Through Creative Movement

Access, Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality

Dance for Parkinson’s Brings Joy and Healing Nine years ago, in a revelatory moment, Ruth Davidson Hahn, saw a local highway billboard that caught her attention. It read, “Nebraska has the highest rate of Parkinson’s disease per capita in the world.” Ruth knew from her many years of the dance life – professional training starting […]

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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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Departing Reflections: Kyle Cartwright

Nebraska Arts, Donor Story, Government, Humanities, Statewide

As I wrap up my final days with the Nebraska Cultural Endowment (NCE), I would like to share some reflections on my time of growth, learning, and transformation with this wonderful organization: *** The Beginning *** I was hired at the ripe age of 26 after about a year as the head of development at […]

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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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NCE Seeking Dynamic Leader

Nebraska Arts, Humanities, Statewide

Position Announcement: Executive Director Location: Statewide organization based in Omaha; flexible work environment, including access to office space in Lincoln. Application deadline: January 21, 2022   Are you looking for a unique opportunity to enrich the quality of life in Nebraska and work with passionate cultural leaders and supporters across the state?   The Nebraska […]

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Stinners Dedicated to Quality of Life Through Arts and Humanities Support

Nebraska Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Donor Story, Government, Humanities, Statewide

Senator John and Rita Stinner’s impact reaches every corner of Nebraska.   Senator Stinner, a former community banker and current Nebraska State Senator, and Rita, a retired collegiate music instructor and current performer, conductor and arts advocate, leave their philanthropic footprint everywhere they go. The Stinners make frequent round trips from Gering to Lincoln during the legislative session. Ample time spent in communities statewide has informed their philanthropy […]

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Cattleman and Art Lover

Nebraska Arts, Civic Engagement, Community Vitality, Donor Story, Government, Humanities, Performing Arts

Al Davis is a lifelong Nebraskan and rancher, with roots in Sandhills near Hyannis and a keen interest in the arts and humanities.  So, what makes a bona fide cattleman take an interest in the arts?  Al’s passion and interests for ranching and public service were enriched by his involvement in theater and the performing arts. Davis was […]

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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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