Upcoming Events

Apr 2 8:30 AM in Milwaukee
Project Citizen Local Showcase Event Details »

Apr 2 in New Berlin
"To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now" Event Details »

Apr 6 7:00 PM in Madison
The Work of Art: Exploring the Intersection of Commerce, the Arts & Life Radio Broadcast of a Panel Discussion Event Details »

Apr 8 1:30 PM in Milwaukee
"To Be! Shakespeare Here and Now" Event Details »

Apr 11 9:30 AM in Plymouth
Second Saturdays-Journeys Into Local History Event Details »

2015 Grant Awards
Grant Awards given in February totaling $52,412

We are pleased to announce that Major and Mini-grants have been awarded to eleven remarkable public humanities projects. Our successful applicants are located around the state. Those projects represent good ideas, community engagement, and impressive dedication to enriching community life on the part of your fellow Wisconsinites.

Click here to see a map of where February 2015 grants have been awarded, and to read about the diverse projects. You will notice, in reading the descriptions, that some of these efforts have been evolving over years, while others are fresh and innovative.

Take a moment to check out our awardees' websites, congratulate colleagues, and be sure to check our Calendar of Events over the coming months to stay abreast of these exciting events!

Upcoming Deadlines:
-April 15 (Major Grants)
-May 1 (Mini-grants)

Petri and Obey in Mercer, WI
What if it was your job to be a politician?

This month, former Wisconsin Congressmen David Obey and Tom Petri began a road trip around Wisconsin coordinated by one of our Working Lives Project partners, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS).

When working together, the Former Congressmen did not always agree. David Obey is a Democrat and Tom Petri is a Republican. However, above all, they are dedicated public servants. They believe that, no matter how messy, politics is a better alternative to war.

And that is why they are hitting the road, talking with young people, encouraging others to consider a career in public service.

They acknowledge that current political partisanship is making the job appear somewhat undesirable for the next generation of leaders. And it worries them.

Keep reading here.

Find an event near you on our Calendar.