Presenting the Nebraska State Poet

Presenting the State Poet grants provide financial assistance for Nebraska nonprofit organizations and accredited public or private schools to host Nebraska State Poet Matt Mason. After the initial $50 sponsor cost, the remaining cost of fees and travel is covered by the Presenting the State Poet grant. Funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Host State Poet Matt Mason in your community for events such as:

  • Community heritage celebrations
  • Signature events
  • Art openings
  • Commencement ceremonies
  • Workplace lunch-and-learns
  • Monthly meetings

Deadline: At least six weeks prior to the event date.

Contact: Stephanie Plummer // 402.595.3937

Note: Presenting the State Poet grant applications are submitted via our online grant system. Please use the access code statepoet to submit your application.

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Booking Matt Mason

Contact Information:

Please contact Matt Mason regarding event details. Please contact Stephanie Plummer for information or questions regarding the grant application.


Phone: 402-680-8755

Technical requirements: Microphone and podium/stand, unless the group is small.

Availability: No travel limitations or schedule restrictions at this time.