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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.



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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The Farm/Art DTour

Take a free, self-guided driving tour of scenic Sauk County as part of the Wormfarm Institute's annual Fermentation Fest. The experience includes art, poetry, and food and is described as a 'magical mystery tour' plus cows! Maps are available at several sites Sept. 26-Oct. 4.


Latino Wisconsin

Latino Wisconsin is an important documentary of the aspirations, struggles, and journeys of Wisconsin’s Latino community. Get a sneak-peek of this brand new film in special virtual events with the producers! There are three chances to watch and discuss: Sept. 23, Sept. 30, and Oct. 7.


Immigrant Journeys Exhibit Tour

Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border ¡Mi travesía hasta Wisconsin! is on view at UWEC-Barron County in The Salter Gallery. Visitors can view the exhibit from through October 5th.


Seeking Board Members

Wisconsin Humanities board members are chosen for their experience, geographic diversity, and commitment to the public humanities. Volunteer members serve three-year terms. You can nominate yourself or someone you know before October 1st.


Humanities During the Pandemic

Superior Public Museums strives to preserve the rich history of Superior, Wisconsin, and to share that history with the community to “bring the past forward,” as Executive Director Megan Meyer puts it.

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