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Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grants Round 1

Big News! All across the state, 52 different historical societies, museums, libraries, and other nonprofits have been awarded Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grant funds! These are funds to help Wisconsinites prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the pandemic. The awards represent the first round of funds provided to Wisconsin Humanities by the National EndowmentRead More →

This year we will be giving more money in grants than we ever have in our nearly 50-year history. Funding for the upcoming additional grants, called Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grants, is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. In a typical year, we are proud to makeRead More →

WH Recovery Grants

The Application Process is Open! First deadline: July 19, 2021 Decisions will be announced August 13, 2021 Funded projects may start as early as August 16, 2021 A total of $766,120 will be awarded! No matching funds are required! We are proud to offer Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grants to help our state prevent, prepare for, respondRead More →

Emily Auerbach Love WI

Homer, Langston Hughes, Shakespeare, Alice Walker, Walt Whitman, Maya Angelou, Plato, Charles Dickens, Malcolm X, Francisco Jiménez…These are just some of the writers and poets included in the Course Reader for the UW Odyssey Project, a humanities class for adult students facing economic barriers to college. Odyssey is an amazing project that has received many,Read More →

Rachel Monaco-Wilcox with watercolors for Human Powered podcast

Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Rachel Monaco-Wilcox understands this. She walks with people on a path that requires courage and strength…a path that reveals incredible beauty. We met Rachel when she was starting Untold Stories – an innovative writing and art-making workshop for survivors of humanRead More →

The diversity of Wisconsin

Despite the challenges of planning public programs in an uncertain future and the realities of life during the pandemic, organizations around the state have impressed us with their creativity, innovation, and commitment to using humanistic approaches to serve their audiences. We are proud to announce that in February 2021, Wisconsin Humanities awarded $83,915 in MiniRead More →

Cheri and Craig talking for Human Powered podcast

We believe in sharing stories so we can all feel more connected. We began Human Powered podcast as a way to introduce listeners to some of the amazing people that we have gotten to know through our Wisconsin Humanities grant program. We find their work inspiring and we think you will, too. This past yearRead More →

Mural in Fort Atkinson

“We can’t really put a price on the kind of on-going impact this will have on our region.” – Ann Engelman, the Lorine Niedecker Poetry Wall in Fort Atkinson   Maybe there is a mural in your neighborhood or town that adds color to the landscape. Maybe photos of the mural have even been sharedRead More →

This year has been rough on humanities organizations statewide. Many of the grants Wisconsin Humanities funded this fall were to help organizations pivot to new ways of inspiring civic participation and individual imagination. Many are finding virtual channels and online activities offer innovative options for deepening community connections and making programs more widely accessible. WeRead More →

The Highground: A Safe Place To Be   One Wisconsin town has become a special place of memory and healing for many Wisconsin veterans, including Bruce Canny, pictured above.  Neillsville, in central Wisconsin, is home to The Highground Veterans Memorial Park, founded in the 1980s by a Vietnam veteran in fulfillment of a battlefield promise.Read More →

Governor Evers has proclaimed October 2020 Arts and Humanities Month in Wisconsin. The proclamation states, in part: “Whereas in 2020, we have needed the arts and humanities more than ever ⎯ to creatively deal with the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide cultural context for issues of racial equity and social justice, toRead More →

Fermentation Fest DTour quote in a field

Celebrate with us! We are so excited to share Governor Evers’ proclamation making October 2020 Arts and Humanities Month in Wisconsin. This recognition invites us all to remember the power of arts and humanities, especially in challenging times. We believe, as the Governor says, that we need the arts and humanities more than ever. WeRead More →

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