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Past Recipients

2016  grants awarded to Lincoln Arts Council Member Organizations:

Lincoln Community Playhouse in support of their Penguin Project production: Beauty and the Beast Jr.; a musical theatre production designed to star young people (ages 10 - 21) with intellectual and/or physical special needs in all roles assisted by peer mentors.

Friends of Lied – Lied Center for Performing Arts for Science of Sound Spring Break Camp providing 50 Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) middle school students the experience of building an instrument, then performing onstage with Daniel Martinez & Jarana.

Flatwater Shakespeare Company in support of free Shakespeare in the Park in conjunction with Lincoln Parks and Recreation.

Angels Theatre Company in support of their First Flight Festival @ UNL premiering new plays created and workshopped in ATC's Playwriting Collective.

Lincoln Association for the Traditional Arts (LAFTA) for professional artist, Joe Crookston, presenting to students at Elliott Elementary School while in town to perform for the LAFTA concert series.

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra for LSO Spring Family Concert (in collaboration with Family Literacy), Young People's Concerts (with LPS) and outreach associated with these performances of "The Composer is Dead."

Lincoln Municipal Band for free summer outdoor concert series in the band shell at Antelope Park.

Lincoln Music Teachers Association for the Music Outreach Program providing limited-resource students with music instruction and instruments at minimal cost to their families.

Asian Community & Cultural Center toward costumes & decorations for Annual Lunar New Year Celebration.

Ruth Davidson Hahn & Pure Movement Dance Institute for continuing Dance for Parkinson's program for those with the disease, partners/spouses or caregivers and growing the Movement & Music program offered in senior centers, retirement living, assisted living and memory care communities.

Nebraska Brass to assist in presenting two Brass Goes to School educational concerts in LPS elementary schools.


2015 grants awarded to Lincoln Arts Council Member Organizations:

Lincoln Orchestra Association:  Funding to support the creation and performance of the spring Family Concert, Young People's Concerts, and all outreach involved in the production, including a renewed partnership with Family Literacy.

Friends of Lied - Lied Center for Performing Arts:  Funding to support Telling Our Stories  a project that brings together Alvin Ailey Dance Theater's performance of Revelations with workshops led by Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Glenis Redmond in an artistic collaboration to inspire middle school youth to "tell their stories" through the arts.

Lincoln Community Playhouse:  Funding for A Playhouse for Everyone, a community outreach program. The funds will specifically be used to offset the costs of free shows for Title I schools.

Hildegard Center for the Arts:  Funding to support music therapist Rachel Rotert and Community Learning Center coordinator Amara Madsen to bring a series of creative, artistic experiences to students enrolled in the Community Learning Centers at Clinton and Hartley Elementary Schools.

Ruth Davidson Hahn and Company: Funding for the Lincoln Dance for Parkinson's Program.

Asian Community and Cultural Center: Funding for marketing for the entire cultural arts troupe with the production and printing of a brochure and website expansion.

Nebraska Brass:  Funding for Brass Goes to School, an educational outreach program that provides school-day concerts to thousands of students in Lincoln elementary schools.

Lincoln Municipal Band:  Funding for seven outdoor concerts in Antelope Park that are free and open to the entire community during the summer of 2015.

Darger HQ:  Funding for an all-inclusive, family-friendly event called Lincoln's Bicycle Art Tour(LBAT) to encourage families and individuals from all socio-economic and diverse backgrounds to hop on their bikes and explore both private and public art around our city during a day-long celebration.

Flatwater Shakespeare Company:  Funding for Flatwater Free Shakespeare professional theatre performances in the parks of Lincoln neighborhoods throughout the city.

Sheldon Art Association:  Funding to support two "Artful Teaching" teacher training workshops in 2015, the workshops will offer looking and thinking exercises, art-making activity opportunities for team building and information exchanges.

Angels Theatre Company:  Funding to bring an accomplished playwright to Lincoln to lead a writing workshop for the Lincoln Community and the Angels Playwriting Collective.


2014 grants awarded to Lincoln Arts Council Member Organizations:

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.