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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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Accepting Nominations for 2015 Mayors Arts Award: deadline January 12, 2015

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 12th 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

Karen Becker, Cello

Glenn Korff School of Music Professor of Cello Karen Becker and guest pianist Jay Mauchley will perform the world premiere of Laurence Sherr’s Sonata for Cello and Piano: Mir zaynen do! as part of her recital on Thursday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.

Sherr will give a brief talk about his new work and UNL’s Associate Professor of Voice/Area Head for Voice Kate Butler will perform three Yiddish songs that were Sherr’s inspiration for the Sonata. Becker and Mauchley will also perform Richard Strauss’ Sonata for Cello and Piano.

The performance will be live webcast:

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Blue Moment Exhibition


The Blue Moment alludes to the refraction of light off snow and ice crystals, and the light transitioning in winter twilight. This winter exhibition features a new print series inspired by this concept by Karen Kunc, and works that feature this significant color. Other prints are included, selected from the Constellation Studios Collection by Todd Peterson, Kyle Olsen, DB Dowd, Hokusai, Jennifer Ghormley, Chad Olsen, Patti Scobey, and others. The exhibition runs through February 28.

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The Gallery at Bryan Medical Center Featuring Missy Paul

The Bryan Medical Center Art Gallery promotes healing, to enhance quality of life and reaffirm the human spirit through the visual arts. Located on the first floor of Bryan East Campus, the Art Gallery showcases a renowned artist each month. Artwork displayed at the Bryan Medical Center Art Gallery is available for sale.

This month, Missy Paul's beautiful artwork will be on display.

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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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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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