Fermentation Fest 2020
Over the course of nine days in the fall of 2020, visitors stayed 'one cow apart' to experience the creative work that farmers and artists do everyday. Wisconsin Humanities is proud to have supported the biennial Art/Farm DTour, produced by Wormfarm Institute, and spoke with the project director recently to learn about how special adaptations were made to keep visitors, and presenters, safe during the pandemic. What was learned, and how will this impact future fests?
Stories of the Humanities at Work During the Pandemic
In 2020, Wisconsin Humanities provided rapid-response funding to nonprofit humanities and cultural organizations facing financial hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read stories from some of these organizations below.
Funding for these grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.
Kenosha Historical Society & Museums
Kenosha, Wisconsin, is a city with a rich history. Its harbor on Lake Michigan brought the very first settlers to the region and has brought many types of industry.
Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac
The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac has a special place in the hearts of many area families. Children come to play, learn, and forge lasting connections with their caregivers and their community.
Beyond The Headlines
Citizens and journalists join to find the knowledge we need to confront urgent local issues.Learn More ➞
A digital storytelling project celebrating the humanity in each of our stories.Learn More ➞
A collection of stories of Wisconsin residents from south of the border.Learn More ➞
A podcast produced by Wisconsin Humanities that spotlights communities where imagination and relationships have changed the landscape.Learn More ➞
Radio shorts celebrating Wisconsin through the diverse perspectives of its people.Learn More ➞
Wisconsin Poet Laureate
Wisconsin’s emissary for poetry, creativity, and artistic expression across the state.Learn More ➞