Thanks to a gift from Alice Dittman of Cornhusker Bank, in partnership with the Lincoln Community Foundation and Community Development Resources, a unique loan fund exists to provide limited capital to people who commit to being self-sustaining business owners. This includes artists! The fund is special because applications are evaluated with an emphasis on applicants'personal integrity. Alice's Integrity Loan Fund borrowers may borrow up to $5,000 for a term of up to three years. The Fund doesn't require a borrower to provide collateral and currently charges the low fixed interest rate of 3.25%.
Applicants for a loan may have been turned down by a financial institution. Bankruptcy, in itself, is not sufficient reason for loan denial.
My name is Katie Rodaway and as a senior project for the Gallery Skills class at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln I have been selected to curate a show entitled Those that Influence highlighting artwork of art instructors in the Lincoln area. The student run Medici Gallery is now accepting proposals. Please take this opportunity to display your work in the University's new gallery space. There are no application fees or percentages taken from any work sold. Please email a photo of up to three pieces with description of the work (title, dimensions, medium and year created) to UNLMediciGallery@gmail.com no later than Sunday, March 10th, 2013. Opening reception will be Friday, April 5th. Please take this opportunity to help our community grow together through what we, as artists, know best... the arts!
In September, Nebraska City announced its premier public art project, An Enchanted Arboretum. Recently, Artists (emerging and established) attended meetings were held in Nebraska City and Lincoln. In addition to the Artist guidelines and application materials, a videotape of the meeting in Nebraska City is available (on www.enchantedarboretum.org) for interested artists who were unable to attend. Nebraska City's concept is a stylized tree design, utilizing fiberglass combined with a polyurethane resin for an environmentally friendly, strong, long-lasting medium. There is a great deal of flexibility in regard to the medium chosen for the tree as it can be manipulated, painted with acrylics, and/or materials can be added according to the creative vision of the Artist. Icon Poly, located in Gibbon, Nebraska, is manufacturing the tree and has freely offered the Artists to contact them at (308) 468-9411 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, before and during the creative process.
As we have seen a multitude of public art projects pop up in cities everywhere, it is evident that their popularity is derived from the way they promote excitement in tourism and economic development, display artistic expression, build a feeling of community, and heighten awareness as well as support of the arts. We have seen fiberglass cows in New York, Chicago, and Kansas City, elephants and donkeys in Washington, D.C., the J. Does in Omaha and steel bikes in our own state capital's Tour de Lincoln.
Beginning in the Spring of 2013, Nebraska City will sprout a new kind of forest as 25 six-foot tall 'trees', designed by high school students and art professionals, and almost 40 four-foot 'trees', designed by Nebraska City public and parochial school students, will appear and promote Nebraska City, Where Great Ideas Grow.
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra announces auditions for the following openings for the 2012-2013 Season: Section Violin, Section Viola, Section Cello, Section Bass, and Second Horn.
Auditions for Second Horn and substitute musicians for woodwinds and brass will be held Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 3:30pm-6:00pm. Auditions for section strings and substitute musicians for strings will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 3:30-6:00pm.
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.