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It is our mission at the Lincoln Arts Council to inspire a creative community through promoting, cultivating and sustaining the arts in Lincoln. Our website features the most comprehensive information on Lincoln’s theatre, music, and dance performances, the latest exhibitions at Lincoln art galleries, a directory of artists and news about happenings in the Lincoln Art Scene. Find out more about the Lincoln Arts Council.

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Call for Proposals: Mayors Kimmel Foundation Artist Residency

Deadline March 1, 2015

 

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Call for Artists: CSArt 2015

Deadline for proposals: February 11, 2015

After a successful launch in 2013, Community Supported Art (CSArt) is gearing up for a third season in 2015! Nine (9) artists will be selected to fill “art shares” purchased by art consumers. Thirty-five (35) shares of art will be offered, so artists will need to create 35 original pieces. If you are a performance artist, think of creating something unique for 35 shareholders. Art shares will be sold for $325 and shareholders will receive 9 original works. Selected artists will be commissioned at $30/share or $1,050 for the total project.

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Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 Mayor's Arts Award

Lincoln is alive with a rich and vibrant art scene. Everyone who reads our newsletter knows artists who make art, buyers who collect it, and sustainers who keep the arts visible. Now it's time to call out the best and recognize them for their contributions.

We are accepting nominations through January 5th for the 2015 Mayor's Arts Awards, with a banquet and awards ceremony to be held next June, 2015 at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts. Instructions, award details, and a list of past recipients are available for easy download here, or call (402) 434-2787 and have us send you one. Nominating is easy, fast and a chance to recognize those who really make a difference. Help us find the best of the best for 2015.

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2015 Lincoln Arts Council Project Grants

Download Request for Proposals here.  
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Application Deadline: December 11, 2014

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Latest Events

World AIDS Day

Sheldon is one of fifty international venues to host a reception and screening of "Alternate Endings," a new video program commissioned by Visual AIDS for the 25th anniversary of Day With(out) Art.

5:30 PM: Reception 
6:00 PM: Screening of "Alternate Endings" 
Followed by a panel discussion facilitated by Jonathan Frederick Walz.

This event is co-sponsored by Sheldon Museum of Art, UNL Health Center, Committee on GLBT Concerns, Lgbtqa Resource Center at UNL, and UNL OASIS.

Admission is free.

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LUX Artist in Resident -- Application Deadline

The LUX Center for the Arts is currently accepting applications for residencies starting February 1st. Artists of all disciplines are invited to apply. Ceramics residencies are currently filled.

Application Deadline: December 10th 

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First Friday Reception: The Creative World

The public is invited to start the evening at the museum, where pop-up performances in the galleries and Great Hall by the University Chamber Singers will highlight the creativity of visual and performing arts.


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chamber Singers' mini-concert performances will continue, leading up to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear Yo-Yo Ma give a lecture on the role of culture and the arts and sciences in our society. 
The lecture, which is part of the E.N. Thompson lecture series, will be held at the Lied Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Lied Center. www.liedcenter.org

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Holiday keyboard music performances at Westfield Gateway Mall

Start typing the text here  Students of Lincoln Music Teachers Association teaachers and friends of LMTA will perform near the children's carousel in the Westfield Gateway Mall Saturday, December 6, from 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM Dietze Music House will provide a keyboard and electronic equipment for this event.  Check the www.LMTA.info homepage blog to view the performance schedule.  LMTA, a nonprofit organization, regularly sponsors events to bring together many students to learn and perform

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Will Wilson: Critical Indigenous Photograph Exchange

Sheldon’s offering for PhotoFest 2015 presents a selection of recent work by Native American photographer Will Wilson, who was born in San Francisco and raised on the Navajo reservation. His work combines nineteenth-century processes with digital technology to stimulate dialogue around “photographic exchange” as it pertains to Native Americans. Through a series of ongoing performances—under the general title Critical Indigenous Photograph Exchange—the artist engages in questions about identity, multiculturalism, and Americanness. 

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Special Thanks

In 2009 the Lincoln Arts Council received a generous gift from the estate of Ken Good, a portion of which was used to redevelop our website and establish an endowment. We offer our heart-felt thanks to Kenneth J. Good for his generosity and vision for a beautiful future.

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