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Wish for Wisconsin in Wabeno Summer 2022

Love Wisconsin’s arts & humanities workshop in the Northwoods brings kids together to creatively envision the future   “My wish for Wisconsin is that we would live in peace. And actually, I wish there were no robbers and also other bad people.” – Layla Konitzer | Marinette, WI Layla was one of eight children who… Read more »

Ho-Chunk Nation outdoor exhibit opening at Historic Indian Agency House

Open year-round, 24 hours a day, the exhibit provides a glimpse of the Ho-Chunk families registered in the area in 1832   “The intention was to put this house into perspective, because it had far-reaching implications,” explained Adam Novey, who initiated the effort to design a new exhibit on the grounds of the Historic Indian… Read more »

American Players Theatre in the classroom

In 2021, American Players Theatre received a Major Grant for a project called “The Words Between Us.” This week-long residency in four rural high school classrooms reached over 300 students.   This program made me excited to come to school in a way that I haven’t felt since before COVID. – High school student participant… Read more »

Grant Awards Wisconsin Humanities

Wisconsin Humanities has been giving grants in support of local efforts to celebrate and explore our histories and cultures for 50 years! Over those decades, there have been projects in every corner of the state, serving rural and urban communities, and making Wisconsin a better place for all of us to live. It’s always exciting… Read more »

New board members June 2022

Setting the stage for the next 50 years of Wisconsin Humanities!   As we celebrate our first 50 years, we renew our commitment to a future where every person has access to cultural, educational, and civic opportunities. Since 1972, we have been guided by 25 volunteer board members whose experience, training, interests, skills, cultural background, and… Read more »

American Players Theatre Wisconsin Humanities Grant

We’re celebrating 50 years of Wisconsin Humanities! LEARN ABOUT OUR 50 YEAR HISTORY ➔ Since our organization’s founding as an independent nonprofit in 1972, Wisconsin Humanities has worked in every corner of the state to explore what it means to be human, to be part of a democracy, and to strengthen each of our communities…. Read more »

Map of WI Humanities Recovery Grants 2021

In 2021, we awarded 99 organizations a total of $800,000. This diverse group of organizations enriches our state’s cultural landscape today and into the future.   In November 2021, forty-seven nonprofit organizations across Wisconsin — including libraries, civic and cultural groups, and historical societies — were awarded Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grants to help the state prevent, prepare for,… Read more »

Seventeen organizations just got over $106,000 in Mini and Major Grant awards!   Below is a list of the projects that received funding this fall. We are so excited to share! Every year, Wisconsin Humanities’ regular Mini and Major grants support humanities-based activities and diverse organizations that help enrich the state’s cultural landscape. Your project… Read more »

October is Arts and Humanities Month in Wisconsin

October is Arts & Humanities Month in Wisconsin! We are grateful to the governor for this important proclamation and for recognizing that the arts and humanities are essential in providing context for the issues of our times. The arts and humanities are powerful tools for collaborative, intergenerational, and cross-cultural learning. They aid in our healing… Read more »

We are excited to announce the organizations who are receiving a total of nearly $12,000!   We have seven regular grant rounds in every typical year. Our regular Mini and Major grant program supports projects designed by communities and organizations around the state. These are projects that: reflect the interests or needs of a community…. Read more »

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 Endowment… Read 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 make… Read more »

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