Category: Lincoln Arts Council News

March 2014 First Friday Art Walk

 

First FridayEvery First Friday of the month is an event that many communities across the nation celebrate.  In Lincoln's Art Community, it allows a chance for local art galleries and establishments to open their doors to the public and have open house events where the public can come and see what is new in the art world.  Here on the Lincoln Arts Council website, we offer a complete guide to all of open houses for Lincoln's First Friday Art Walk.  If you know of an event that is happening, that is not listed in our guide, please feel free to email "Events" at events@artscene.org and we will be sure to post it as soon as possible.

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Learning Through the Arts in 2014: Artists in Residence at Lincoln Public Schools

We are excited to announce that the Lincoln Arts Council has received the grant for Artists in Schools and Communities from the Nebraska Arts Council! This is our fifth year to have this opportunity. The grant, headed up by our AmeriCorps members, Alma Cerretta and Joshua Thorne, will allow for two artist residencies within Lincoln Public Schools. The focus of these residencies is to directly impact underprivileged students and give them exposure to diverse art forms and local artists. The AmeriCorps are also looking to develop academic engagement and improve literacy skills.

 

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2014 Project Grant Funded Organizations

2014 LAC Project Grants

The Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) is pleased to announce funding for eleven outstanding projects through the annual LAC Project Grants program.  The grants are designed to assist in the sustainability of current programming or to fund new ideas that provide arts opportunities in our diverse community.

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Audio Description Workshop hosted by the Sheldon Museum of Art

Sheldon Museum of ArtThe Sheldon Museum of Art is hosting a two-day audio description workshop for educators and docents. The workshop is specifically designed to help organizations engage with people who have vision impairments through the world of art and objects. Joel Snyder, President of Audio Description Associates and Director of the Audio Description Project, for the American Council of the Blind, will lead the workshop.

The workshop will be held on Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31, 2014 from 9:00-5:30 and will include:

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Request for Proposals | Lincoln Mayors Kimmel Foundation Artist Residency

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the ArtsLincoln Arts Council, in cooperation with the Kimmel Foundation and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, announces two special Mayor's Arts Awards available to emerging artists and writers working in Lincoln, Nebraska. Begun in 2009, the Lincoln Mayor's Kimmel Foundation Award includes a two-week residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City and a $1000 stipend. Awards will go to one emerging visual artist and one emerging writer. Only emerging artists working in Lincoln, Nebraska, through year-end 2014 will be considered for this year's award. Award winners will be chosen by panelists in March.

An application including the application form and support materials must be received by Lincoln Arts Council, 1701 South 17th Street #1A, Lincoln, NE 68502 by March 1, 2014. Application materials and guidelines are available at www.artscene.org. There is no application fee to apply. Award winners will be notified by the Lincoln Arts Council and recognized at the Lincoln Mayors Arts Awards on May 28, 2014.

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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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