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partnership between Ex Fabula and HYFIN for this project, AfterDark: For The Culture

Have you ever taken a chance and gone to an event without really knowing if you would feel comfortable there? Maybe you worried that you wouldn’t know anyone, or feared you’d be out of place? In a city as segregated as Milwaukee, where neighborhoods can feel a world apart, it can be hard to break… Read more »

Wisconsin Humanities Major Grants Awarded in Barron, Eau Claire, Marathon, Milwaukee, Walworth, Washington, and Winnebago Counties

Our grant program supports the specific ideas and dreams that come from locally-grounded organizations.  Wisconsin Humanities collaboratively fosters positive change by amplifying existing initiatives, cultivating partnerships, and facilitating meaningful dialogue to strengthen and support the civic and social fabric of Wisconsin. We are very excited to announce the first round of grant awards in 2024…. Read more »

Important news about the WI Humanities Mini Grant Program

At the end of 2023 we awarded grants in support of three public humanities projects in Dane, Eau Claire, and Vilas counties! Read the project descriptions below. And you can always find full lists, organized by year, of the projects funded by Wisconsin Humanities on our “Grants Awarded” page. Reading through these exciting and diverse… Read more »

2023 Governor's appointed board members

Three New Members Appointed by Governor Evers We are excited to welcome new board members to Wisconsin Humanities: (pictured above left to right) N’Jameh Russell-Camara, Kate Rericha, and Carrie Van Hallgren. As an independent non-profit dedicated to building connections and understanding through educational and cultural programs for people of all backgrounds and beliefs, we are… Read more »

2023 Grant Awards

We are excited to announce Major Grant Awards for six outstanding public humanities projects in Columbia, Door, La Crosse, and Milwaukee counties! NOTE: The next Major Grant deadline is December 15th. We are making some changes to our Mini Grant program. To prepare for the new pilot program, we are currently offering only our Major… Read more »

Wildspace performs EVERYONE IS WELCOME 2023

There are probably places near where you live that you’ve never visited. Maybe you’ve meant to stop by but just haven’t had a reason. Wild Space Dance Company, based in Milwaukee, has been introducing audiences to all sorts of hidden treasures and forgotten places for three decades. Established in 1986 by Founding Director Debra Loewen,… Read more »

United We Stand graphic

Creating Youth-Led Conversations of Resilience In 2012, six Sikh Wisconsinites were murdered while worshiping at the gurdwara in Oak Creek. In 2019, a photograph of students making a Nazi salute sent shockwaves through Baraboo. And in 2020, protesters for racial justice in Kenosha faced a violent response. These are just some of the examples of… Read more »

2023 Grant Awards

We are excited to announce Mini Grant Awards for five outstanding public humanities projects in Douglas, Milwaukee, Outagamie, Racine, and Waukesha counties! NOTE: The next 2023 deadlines are November 1 (Mini Grant Applications) and December 15 (Major Grant Applications) Check out our Grant Program to learn more about what we fund! Mini Grant Awards The… Read more »

2023 Grant Awards

We are excited to announce Major Grant Awards for nine outstanding public humanities projects in Dane, Dunn, Forest, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha, and Winnebago counties! NOTE: The next deadlines are August 1 (Mini Grant Applications) and August 15 (Major Grant Applications) Check out our Grant Program to learn more about what we fund! Major Grant Awards… Read more »

2023 Board Members who joined the Wisconsin Humanities board

Four New Members Join Wisconsin Humanities in June 2023   We are excited to welcome new board members to Wisconsin Humanities’ board: (pictured above left to right) Janet T. Bewley, David J. O’Connor, Nengher N. Vang, and Jim O’Connell. Our volunteer board hails from all over the state and shares expertise and guidance to our… Read more »

Bembe Drum and Dance, photo by Marylisa Ayala

What if history lessons were taught through music? What if you could learn about the people and cultures that have shaped a vibrant city like Milwaukee while moving to drum beats? This blending of musical heritage with stories of the traditions of the African diaspora is at the heart of a performing arts program in… Read more »

2023 Grant Awards

It is summer in Wisconsin and there is a lot going on. We are proud to fund projects around the state and hope you’ll take inspiration from some of the latest WH-funded programs: A new, original musical up north, a troll-sized exhibit about Mount Horeb’s popular character, a national exhibit coming to further encourage us… Read more »

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