Lincoln Arts Council Project Grants

2014 LAC Project Grants

2014 Lincoln Arts Council 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.

Funding for the LAC Project Grants is possible thanks to a generous gift from an endowment established by the estate of Kenneth J. Good. We offer our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Good for his generosity and vision for a future filled with beauty.

2014 Grant recipients are:

  • Lincoln Community Playhouse: Support for “The Penguin Project,” a musical theatre production that casts children and young adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities in all roles.  All youth will sing, dance and act in the show.
  • Lied Center for Performing Arts: Support for a program engaging middle school students in a hands-on, interdisciplinary arts immersion experience with Soweto Gospel Choir. The choir from South Africa is considered one of the best, Grammy award-winning choirs in the world.
  • Angels Theatre Company: Support of the production of “Las Hermanas Padilla,” a socially relevant play about family that reaches into Lincoln's rich Hispanic community.
  • Vision Maker Media: Support of the fifth biennial Vision Maker Film Festival bringing the best of Native American feature, documentary, and short films to Lincoln March 14-20.
  • Flatwater Shakespeare: Support for Flatwater Shakespeare's 2014 summer tour of “The Comedy of Errors,” scheduled for 16 free performances in open-air venues such as the parks.
  • Meadowlark Music Festival: Support to help fund artist fees, lodging, and travel for the 2014 summer festival season.
  • Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra: Support for the spring Family Concert, "Adventures in Music," and their programming collaboration with Lincoln Literacy.
  • Lincoln Municipal Band: Support for the band's high-quality outdoor concerts for the community during the summer of 2014.
  • Omni/Arts Nebraska: Support for “Next Fall,” a play that explores what it is to be human when faced with tragedy and diversity.
  • Sheldon Art Association: Support for “Educator Night,” providing teachers specific and concrete tools to use in their classrooms that build on the docent-led tours of exhibitions for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students.
  • Nebraska Brass: Support for “Brass Goes to School,” the outreach programming that provides a variety of exciting, age-appropriate music designed to captivate young audiences.
The Lincoln Arts Council congratulates these organizations for their efforts to serve the community, reach out to new audiences, and contribute to the wonderful diversity of Lincoln's cultural life.

Past Lincoln Arts Council Project Grants

The Lincoln Arts Council has a history of funding a variety of projects and events produced by Lincoln's non-profit arts organizations.  Each year LAC evaluates if there are funds available for the project grants and if there are funds, a call for proposals is issued which outlines funding priorities and criteria.  The call for proposals is generally announced in the fall of each year.

2013 Lincoln Arts Council Project Grants

The Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) is pleased to announce the arts organizations funded by the 2013 Project Grants. Winners were chosen in a competitive process where 13 organizations were funded from 20 applications. Each year, the LAC offers Project Grants based on available funding. The grants are designed to assist in the sustainability of current programming or to fund new ideas, and this year, were for $500 each.

  • Nebraska Folklife Network—supports "Harvest of Traditions, 2013"
  • Colonel Mustard Amateur Attic Theatre—supports "Jurassic Park the Musical 3D"
  • Flatwater Shakespeare Company—supports Free Shakespeare in the Parks program
  • Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra—supports commissioning a new work for the orchestra
  • Lincoln Music Teachers Association—supports the Music Outreach Program
  • Lincoln Municipal Band—supports seven free concerts at the Antelope Park Bandshell
  • Lied Center for Performing Arts—supports the "Science of Sound" spring break camp
  • Nebraska Jazz Orchestra—supports tuition scholarships for the Nebraska Jazz Camp
  • Proyecto Cultural—supports "Cinco de Mayo" celebrations in Lincoln and area communities
  • Nebraska Brass—supports two "Brass Goes to School" concerts at Lincoln elementary schools
  • Capital Jazz Society—supports "Monday Night Big Band" and "Lincoln Jazz Series"
  • Nebraska Independent Film Projects—supports the Joshua Waterstone film "Cubical Life"
  • Lincoln Irish Dancers—supports the performance and workshop of a visiting guest artist

The Lincoln Arts Council congratulates these organizations for their efforts to serve the community, reach out to new audiences and contribute to the wonderful diversity of Lincoln's cultural life.

Click here to see the overview of the projects for this year.

2011-2012 Lincoln Arts Council Project Grant Recipients

  • Angels Theatre Company
  • Flatwater Shakespeare Company
  • Lied Center for Performing Arts
  • Lincoln Municipal Band
  • Lincoln Music Teachers Association
  • Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra
  • Nebraska Chamber Orchestra
  • Sheldon Art Association

Click here to see the overview of the projects for this year.

2010-2011 Lincoln Arts Council Project Grant Recipients

  • Angels Theatre Company
  • FlatWater Shakespeare Company
  • Haydon Art Center
  • International Quilt Study Center and Museum
  • Lied Center for Performing Arts
  • Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music
  • Lincoln Municipal Band
  • Lincoln Music Teachers Association
  • Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra
  • Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
  • Sheldon Museum of Art

Click here to see the overview of the projects for this year.

2009-2010 Lincoln Arts Council Project Grant Recipients

  • Friends of Lied
  • Lincoln Music Teacher's Association
  • Lux Center for the Arts
  • Nebraska Folklife Network
  • Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

Our sincere thanks to the The Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation who so generously funded the 2009 LAC Project Grant awards.

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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