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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 →

Planting seeds and celebrating the blooms! Love Wisconsin has been running a series of personal stories about how COVID-19 has impacted daily life and sense of purpose. Individually, they represent unique examples of struggle and creativity. Taken together, they create a mosaic of resilience we find inspiring. One of these stories inspired a journalist atRead More →

Listen: Cinthia Téllez Silva (pictured above) was recently interviewed by Maureen McCollum, the host and producer for Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Radio.   Cinthia Téllez Silva moved to the United States from Mexico on her 12th birthday. After living in California, her family eventually settled in Janesville, where Téllez Silva went to high school.Read More →

This July marked the one-year anniversary of Wisconsin Humanities’ partnership with Love Wisconsin! We’re incredibly proud to be producing stories that matter and sharing them widely on a platform that reaches 100,000+. To mark this happy occasion, we’ve launched a brand new Love Wisconsin website that currently highlights three people you may recognize. Dylan Jennings, Corey Saffold,Read More →

The news is changing. Fewer newspapers around the state, along with fewer reporters working in newsrooms, means we’re getting information differently than we once did.   Digital platforms offer an array of information, but it can be difficult to find in-depth reporting about issues we care about, and harder still to judge the veracity ofRead More →

Wisconsin Humanities’ support for great ideas doesn’t stop with a pandemic. These program funds are needed now as much as ever to sustain the cultural organizations in our state struggling to meet new and ongoing needs. We recently awarded $97,685 to 16 organizations working to deepen community connections throughout the state. We have seven grantRead More →

More than $246,000 in emergency relief was awarded to 43 nonprofits in August. Wisconsin Humanities awarded two groups of CARES Relief Grants to support operations at nonprofits in Wisconsin during the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, the first round of grants was awarded to 49 organizations around the state. Now a total of 82 organizations haveRead More →

The 2020 statewide tour of “Immigrant Journeys from South of the Border ¡Mi travesía hasta Wisconsin!” began in Wausau in March, but was sadly suspended due to COVID-19. We are pleased to announce that the tour will restart next month at the Beloit Public Library! UPDATED: Visitors can view the exhibit from September 1st throughRead More →

The Wisconsin Poet Laureate is our state’s ambassador for poetry.   If you are familiar with any of the past seven Wisconsin Poet Laureates, you know that the person who takes on this honorary position serves as a true activist, opening our eyes to the poetry in how we understand our human experience. Past PoetRead More →

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