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Grants

We offer grant opportunities throughout the year to support locally-initiated public humanities programs that promote reflection, dialogue, and civic participation. Learn about projects we’ve funded and how to apply.

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Podcast

Human Powered is a podcast series produced by Wisconsin Humanities. Each episode tells the story of a community where imagination and relationships have changed the landscape.

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News

Read our latest announcements and take a deeper dive into topics that bring together experiences and reflections from across the state.

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Programs

We make connections happen! Explore our unique programs that spotlight contemporary issues and extraordinary individuals who contribute to the rich fabric of Wisconsin.

Happenings

October is Arts and Humanities Month

Wisconsin Governor Evers has proclaimed October Arts and Humanities Month! Along with the Wisconsin Arts Board, we are grateful for his support and encourage you to read his statement on the role arts and humanities play at this moment in our history.

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Dia de los Muertos

Latino Arts in Milwaukee is hosting a special exhibit from October 14 through November 2 celebrating Day of the Dead. You can participate in both virtual and in-person events.

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Talking Spirits Virtual Cemetery Tours

There will be four featured vignettes performed by actors sharing riveting tales of Wisconsinites from the past. The virtual tour guides will share stories from the 1918 Pandemic starting Oct. 15.

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Humanities During the Pandemic

Kenosha, Wisconsin, is a city with a rich history. Its harbor on Lake Michigan brought the very first settlers to the region and has brought many types of industry.

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