Category: Artist Opportunities

Art of Rock Festival | Call To Artists


The 2014 Art of Rock Festival is accepting applications for Chalk artists.
Artists of all ages and skill levels are welcome to apply.
Student groups are welcome!

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Illuminating Lincoln: Lighthouse, A Public Art Project Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Lighthouse

ILLUMINATING LINCOLN: LIGHTHOUSE is a Public Art Project celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Lighthouse:  a community-based, after school program which provides a safe, nurturing, supervised environment for youth in middle and high schools to participate in academic support, recreational activities, field trips, evening meals, educational workshops and mentoring.


The concept for the project is a Light Bulb - an icon of illumination - using fiberglass with a polyurethane resin for an environmentally friendly, strong, long-lasting medium manufactured by Icon Poly, in Gibbon, NE.


Professional and emerging Artists interested in participating in ILLUMINATING LINCOLN: LIGHTHOUSE are invited to an informational, but not required, meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Old City Hall in Lincoln, 920 O Street.  Information and the Application Form and Agreement can be found at


ILLUMINATING LINCOLN: LIGHTHOUSE is modeled after such projects as Chicago's cows, Omaha's J.Does and Lincoln's Tour de Lincoln.


Artists may submit up to 3 drawings (proposals) and are encouraged to use their imagination and creative talent to paint, add mosaics, glass, etc. and manipulate and/or add onto the six-foot Light Bulb for outdoor display in Lincoln, to be enjoyed by thousands,  May 1 - September, 2015.


Artists submitting proposals juried into the Project and who are sponsored, will receive their 6-foot Light Bulb sculpture(s) in January, 2015, along with a $500 material stipend. In addition, Artists will receive one third of the final auction (October 2015) price of their sculpture(s).


Questions - Call Liz Shea-McCoy, Project Director

(402) 430-5923

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2014 Artistic Rain Barrel Program: Prairie Theme

Artistic Rain Barrels 2014For a sixth year, local artists will be challenged to creatively paint rain barrels with a prairie theme to celebrate the important roles that prairies play in water quality. The Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center and the City of Lincoln Watershed Management will select artists based on their applications addressing the prairie theme. Teachers are encouraged to apply for their class as this activity can be used as a teaching tool in their classroom. A total of 25 artists will be selected for this year's program.

Selected artists have five weeks to paint and return their barrels. The barrels will be on display with interpretative signage at SouthPointe Pavilions during the month of April 2014, and will be available for purchase on the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center website for the month of April. All proceeds will support the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center educational information for exhibits and other environmental education programs.

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Become a CSArt Artist

Community Supported ArtDeadline: January 16, 2014

We are seeking performing, visual and literary artists who are interested in being a part of our exciting CSArt program.  Artists are commissioned to create 50 pieces of art for delivery between June – September. Think outside the box, but do it quickly.  The deadline for your proposal is January 16, 2014.  More information about how to apply is available at

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Call for Artist!

2014 MAA Call for ArtistFor 36 years the Lincoln Arts Council has produced the Mayor's Arts Awards. This year's winners will be honored at a banquet on May 28, 2014 on the Lied Center main stage, and receive an actual work of art as part of their recognition. This event is a prestigious local showcase for your work and celebrates some of Lincoln's best artists, arts organizations, art consumers and art related funders. Plus, the works of art awards will be proudly displayed in the homes of the winners. Over the years a variety of work has been created from all media by artists including Rob Hillestad, Carol DeVall, Keith Jacobshagen, Ted Kooser, Jenni Brant and Joe Ruffo. Last year, beautiful quilted art pieces were created by Lora Rocke.  A total of 15 awards are needed.


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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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