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2015 Governor's Awards Nominations

The annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities will be held in Juneau on January 29, 2015. This event is presented by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Alaska Humanities Forum and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation. The selection of awardees is coordinated with the Office of the Governor. Alaskans statewide are invited to nominate individuals and organizations who have made noteworthy contributions to the arts and humanities. These awards are meant to honor significant achievements by Alaskan arts and humanities organizations, artists, writers, historians, scholars and others.

Anchorage Centennial Community Grants Second Round Awardees Announced

The Alaska Humanities Forum and Anchorage Centennial Celebration on July 23 announced the awarding of $215,815 to 13 humanities projects in the second and final round of the Anchorage Centennial Community Grant program.

The program, created by a $500,000 grant from Rasmuson Foundation, supports community projects commemorating the first 100 years of Anchorage. Interest in the second round was high. The Alaska Humanities Forum received 59 grant applications totaling $1.7 million in requested funding.

Listed below are details on the awardees, identified by project title, name of the sponsoring organization or individual, grant amount, and a brief project description. The projects are listed alphabetically by title.


Sister School 2014 Top Ambassadors

Congratulations to the four Sister School Exchange students nominated Top Ambassadors for the 2013-2014 school exchange year:


  1. Orlin Gologergen, Nome Beltz Middle, Nome
  2. Sam Hiratsuka, Mark Begich Middle, Anchorage
  3. Dustin Scoggins, Thorne Bay High, Thorne Bay
  4. Jennifer Travers, Floyd Dryden Middle, Juneau


Also in SSE news, at the end of the exchange this spring, our Sister School Exchange staff selected the top videos and created a 2014 Exchange film to submit as a short documentary to the Social Justice Film Festival. Accepted and awarded films will be notified September 1st, 2014. The follow teams are in the film:

Forum Magazine On-line

The spring/summer issue of Forum magazine is now available free-of-charge online. This issue includes: “Diamonds From Wilderness,” a history of baseball in the Last Frontier, a posthumous profile of Alfred Skondovitch, Alaska’s lost master of abstract expressionism, the interactive print story “Paid In Kind,” part of an ongoing augmented reality project commemorating the upcoming Anchorage Centennial, and a variety of other coverage of humanities events and projects throughout the state.


To read the magazine online using the digital publishing platform Isssu, click here.


To download a PDF of the magazine, click here.

Leadership Anchorage Cohort 17 Graduates

LA 17, l to r: Front: Sarra Khlifi, Drew Michael, Chellie Skoog, Kitty Farnham (LA Program Director). Middle: Amanda Moser, Anna Dalton, Stephanie Kesler, Monica Garcia-Itchoak, Josh Hemsath, Kelly Donnelly, Tiffany Hall, Tim Coe, Ella Tonuchuk Back:  Ross Johnston, Rayette Sterling, Dan Johnson, Nina Kemppel (AKHF CEO), Emily Rohrabaugh, Diana Velez, Jack Dalton


New Art Show

Centennial Grants Round Two

The second round of Anchorage Centennial Community Grants is now open. There is a draft review deadline of May 15, and the final deadline is June 15, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Please remember to register your project or event with before completing your application.

You can log in to our online Grants application system here.

To download Anchorage Centennial Community Grants guidelines and application details, click here.

Point Hope: 2,000 Years of Whaling Culture

This coming Friday, April 4, the Alaska Humanities Forum will host a First Friday opening reception for Point Hope: 2,000 Years of Whaling Culture, a new exhibition of images by renowned Alaskan photographer Clark James Mishler.


Alaska Humanities Forum 2014 General Grants Announced

The Alaska Humanities Forum has announced the recipients of its 2014 General Grants. The annual grants support projects in the humanities throughout the state of Alaska.

The forum awarded a total of $73,120 to 16 different projects.Below is a list of the 2014 grant projects in alphabetical order by title, followed by the name of the project director or sponsoring organization and the grant amount.

2014 Alaska Humanities Forum General Grant Awardees


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