The Lincoln Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2021 Project Grants. These grants are awarded to qualifying arts nonprofits to support high quality arts project and programs that reflect creativity and innovation and show cultural and generational diversity in programming or focus on programming for children and youth.
The following ten projects were selected to receive between $750 and $1,000 of underwriting provided by the Ken Good Beautification Fund and administered by The Lincoln Arts Council. Ken Good’s life was a perfect example of what could be accomplished when you put the welfare of others ahead of your own needs and wants. Ken's compassion for children, his love of his community and his joy in all things growing was evident in the gifts he made and the philanthropic endeavors he pursued.
The 10 projects selected for funding truly reflect Mr. Good’s example of putting the welfare of others ahead of you own needs and wants. The Lincoln Arts Council encourages you to attend and support these worthy projects.
2021 Project Grant Recipients
- Asian Community& Cultural Center to present the Lunar New Year Celebration livestream on February 20th. The event will feature cultural performances, food demonstrations, a glimpse of the culture and customs of various countries.
- The Grumble Project for a project-based learning experience developed by Blixt Locally Grown in collaboration with the CLC programs at Goodrich and Park Middle Schools in Spring 2021.
- Flatwater Shakespeare Company to present the Little but Fierce edcation program offered through LPS CLCs as week-long programs in the summer.
- Friends of Lied/Lied Center for the Performing Arts to present Ajijaak on Turtle Island, an ensemble of Native American performers to tell the tale of Ajijaak, a young whooping crane who faces her first migration cycle on Turtle Island for LPS 6th graders.
- Lincoln Municipal Band for its Summer Concert Series running from July 11 to August 29.
- Lincoln Music Teachers Association for its Music Outreach Program which provides low-cost music lessons, instruments and their upkeep, sheet music, and community performance opportunities for up to 50 area limited-resource children.
- Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra for the Young People’s Concerts, available in digital streaming format for LPS and other schools.
- LUX Center for the Arts to partner with Lincoln Public Schools to offer its 2021 winter workshop to LPS teachers virtually with the fiber artist Judy Bales during Fiberfest.
- Nebraska Jazz Orchestra to offer educational outreach workshops and masterclasses to student musicians via educational video which will be distributed for free to all Nebraska schools.
- Nebraska Repertory Theatre in partnership with the St. Louis Black Rep to engage Lincoln and greater Nebraska in a multi-year initiative to empower diverse and underserved communities, expand access to the arts to underserved populations, and create avenues of cultural engagement for all members of our community.