Posts Tagged ‘Major Grants Awarded’

Announcing Summer Grant Awards

Humanities Programs in Focus | June 29, 2018 | By:

Congratulations to 14 organizations awarded $78,791 in Major Grants and Mini Grants in June! These projects tell meaningful stories about Wisconsin and bring communities together to explore important themes. We welcome you to be a part of the story and see these projects and events.

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Announcing Spring Grant Awards totaling $102,427

Humanities Programs in Focus | March 14, 2018 | By:

This spring we are proud to announce that 17 organizations have been awarded $102,427 in Major Grants and Mini Grants! These projects tell meaningful stories about Wisconsin and bring communities together to explore important themes. We welcome you to be a part of the story and see these projects and events

The Wisconsin Humanities Council couldn’t fund these projects without support from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The NEH provides 90% of the funding that enables us to bring great programming, support and services to the state of Wisconsin. Curious about the WHC’s impact in the state? Learn more here!

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Announcing Major Grant awards this fall

Humanities Programs in Focus | November 8, 2017 | By:

We’re pleased to award $29,420 in Major Grants to three great projects that include capturing Wisconsin music history to exploring the issues of sexual assault in a Native American community through a Wisconsin Reads project to finding common ground among persons of different faith traditions.

The Wisconsin Humanities Council couldn’t fund these projects without support from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The NEH provides 90% of the funding that enables us to bring great programming, support and services to the state of Wisconsin. Project sponsors match grants in their community with an average of $3 for every $1 we award.

Congratulations to these three organizations! These projects tell meaningful stories about Wisconsin and bring communities together to explore important themes. We welcome you to be a part of the story and see these projects and events.

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The day the boys came home

Humanities Programs in Focus | August 3, 2017 | By:

 

For many veterans of the Vietnam War, coming home was not about waving flags, proud friends and relatives, and open arms, as it was for the two veterans of Iraq who I helped to welcome home.  Vietnam vets often felt, and were indeed treated, like pariahs even by family and friends.  As Wisconsin veteran Bruce Canny told me recently, “Back then it was more or less to your advantage to keep it secret.”  He recalls being shunned by one of his wife’s relatives, though they later became close.

It has been fifty years since Dow Chemical, the producer of napalm, was driven from the UW-Madison campus by the war’s opponents while, from towns across Wisconsin, men like Canny were being shipped to Vietnam – destined to come back changed, or not at all.  Read More


Major Grants Announced

Humanities Programs in Focus | June 28, 2017 | By:

We’re pleased to award $71,460 to eight outstanding projects that explore history, culture, race and ethnicity, youth leadership and regional folklore and lifeways. The Wisconsin Humanities Council couldn’t fund these projects without support from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The NEH provides 90% of the funding that enables us to bring great programming, support and services to the state of Wisconsin. Project sponsors match grants in their community with an average of $3 for every $1 we award.

Congratulations to these eight organizations! These projects tell meaningful stories about Wisconsin and bring communities together to explore important themes. We welcome you to be a part of the story and see these projects and events.

Inspiration starts here!

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Big Impact, Many Ripples

Humanities Programs in Focus | March 30, 2017 | By:

WHC programs have impacts that spread

The humanities are about who we are and how we fit together.

There couldn’t be a more important time to talk about why the humanities matter. As we’ve said here beforethe humanities are critical to civic discourse, community building, local identity, regional culture, and democracy.

What is the Wisconsin Humanities Council’s role in this?  If the National Endowment for the Humanities is cut from the Federal budget, as has been proposed, the WHC would longer exist.  If that happens, what will Wisconsin lose?

Or to put it another way, what is the real impact of the public humanities in Wisconsin?  What strikes us most is how, like pebbles skipped across a pond, the community projects we support have many ripples. 

Each WHC grant and every event we hold sets into motion untold numbers of creative ideas and personal connections, crossing through local and regional networks and touching every Wisconsinite. Read More


$62,000 in Grants Awarded in February!

Humanities Programs in Focus | March 2, 2017 | By:

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We’re pleased to award $62,195 in Mini and Major Grants to twelve incredible projects that tackle everything from the Holocaust to Shakespeare. The Wisconsin Humanities Council couldn’t fund these projects without support from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The NEH provides 90% of the funding that enables us to bring great programming, support and services to the state of Wisconsin. Project sponsors match grants in their community with an average of $3 for every $1 we award.

Congratulations to these twelve organizations! These incredible projects tell meaningful stories about Wisconsin and bring communities together to explore important themes. We welcome you to be a part of the story and see these projects and events.

Inspiration starts here!

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Announcing Major Grant Awards

Humanities Programs in Focus | October 20, 2016 | By:

2016 WHC Grant AwardsWe’re pleased to award $49,921 to five incredible projects that tackle everything from race and ethnicity to a look at past, present and future water infrastructure explored via a mobile video game.

Congratulations to these five organizations! These incredible projects tell meaningful stories about Wisconsin and bring communities together to explore important themes. We welcome you to be a part of the story and see these projects and events.

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Announcing Major Grants Awarded in June

Humanities Programs in Focus | June 22, 2016 | By:

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Eight Major Grants total $73,057!

Congratulations to our summertime Major Grant recipients. These eight outstanding projects represent the breadth of the public humanities, as well as the potential. These projects address important topics, from human trafficking to the treatment of the mentally ill to the relationship between archaeologists and native tribal communities. In eight different ways, these projects answer the question, “Why do the humanities matter?”  

We are so proud to help support these efforts with grants from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Thank you for taking a moment to read about these projects, for learning more, and for being engaged in the public humanities in so many ways.  Click on the organizational names to visit their websites and check out our Calendar of Events to find these exhibitions, programs, events and films over the coming year. 

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Five Major Grants Awarded

Humanities Programs in Focus | March 2, 2016 | By:

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Congratulations to the following five groups for their recent Major Grant awards! If you read only the project titles, you may wonder at the ways these projects seem to be of a piece. It is as if, together, they are on a humanities mission.

The common reference to water is most obvious (Water Shapes Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s Underwater Treasures, Art on Tap: Wisconsin’s Early Breweries…). And indeed, water is a fundamental force that influences the culture and people of this region. When the students in Mt. Horeb consider the relationship between geography and music, they will find that musical traditions travel across the oceans to find purchase in places like Wisconsin. For students participating the the summer programs in Oulu, a town of about 500 people just six miles from the shore of Lake Superior, the stories they’ll learn of Finnish settlement in the area are intimately connected with Great Lakes culture.

There is also, we think, a strong resonance among the five funded projects that speaks to a desire for understanding how our place in Wisconsin fits in the wider world.  Knowing how we fit helps us grapple with the continuity and brevity of our individual existence. And it is at the core of what The Humanities do.

So while each of these projects is unique and offers something special to its audience, together they increase our collective understanding. Together they are putting the tools of the humanities (curiosity, reflection, discussion) to work to reveal the complexity and beauty of life on earth. Read More