Alaska Humanities Forum


Premiere Friday of “Magnetic North: Governor Bill Sheffield”

Note: Alaska Humanities Forum produced the Magnetic North series in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation, which has provided more than $550,000 for the series.

By Alaska Humanities Forum

Anchorage, AK — The premiere screening of a new documentary film featuring former Gov.

Current Events

President’s report April 2015

Spring has sprung in earnest and the season is reflected in the pace of activities and news around our neighborhood. In today's post, Diane Kaplan looks back at happenings from the Foundation, grantees and the nonprofit sector.


Foundation Awards $13.5 Million

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage, Alaska –  The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announces that $13.5 million has been awarded to Alaska nonprofits in grants and initiatives to improve the quality of life in the state. The largest award announced was for Southcentral Foundation, which will receive $3 million for the start-up of the Nuka Institute.


New Pathways|Alaska selects organizations

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jonella Larson White,, 907-743-1209

Anchorage, Alaska – Ten Alaska arts organizations have been selected to participate in a new program to accelerate innovation and the adoption of “next practices” to promote greater sustainability in the arts.


AHF awarded $500,000 for Anchorage Centennial

For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage –  The Alaska Humanities Forum announced today that it will receive $500,000 from Rasmuson Foundation over two years to support Anchorage Centennial Projects commemorating the 100th anniversary of Anchorage in July 2015.

The Rasmuson Foundation grant comes in addition to $500,000 that Municipality of Anchorage allocated for Centennial Community Grants and three Anchorage Centennial Legacy Projects– a book, a documentary film, and an interactive online archive/web app.

Current Events

Honoring the arts and humanities

The 2011 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities were presented Wednesday evening during a gala ceremony held in Anchorage’s Hotel Captain Cook. Ten highly accomplished Alaskans were honored for their distinguished service, lifetime achievement, advocacy, and leadership: Dr. Maryanne Allan, Dr.

Grantee Updates

Looking ahead and back at statehood

The state of Alaska is 50 years young, yet holds a diverse and unique history. As the 49th state goes into its next half-century, it is a great time to look back at all that has shaped us as a state and as Alaskans.

Current Events

Inspiration arts and humanities style

Posted by Jeff Clarke, Vice President

Last Thursday evening, a large crowd was present (and decidedly enjoying itself) as Governor Parnell recognized an amazing group of individual Alaskans and corporations as 2009 recipients of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities.

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