The Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) has announced recipients of its 2018 project grants. These grants are available to qualifying arts nonprofits, supporting their efforts to develop new audiences, facilitate under-served groups and increase arts access for all.
LAC selected 11 projects from 20 applications. Each will receive $500 of underwriting provided by the Ken Good Beautification Fund and administered by the LAC. Community members are encouraged to attend and support these projects.
Grant recipients are:
• Flatwater Shakespeare Company for its free summer performance series in Lincoln’s parks and public spaces.
• KZUM Community Radio in support of the 15th Stransky Park free summer concert series.
• Lied Center for the Performing Arts for “Seedfolks: Growing Our Community Through the Arts” multi-generational programs plus performance.
• Lincoln Community Playhouse for the fifth Penguin Project production, “Music Man Jr.” This musical theater production is designed to star young people ages 10-21 with intellectual and/or physical special needs in all roles assisted by peer mentors.
• Lincoln Municipal Band for its free summer concert series comprising seven shows at the John Shildneck Memorial band shell in Antelope Park.
• Lincoln Music Teachers Association to support the Music Outreach Program, serving up to 50 limited-resource students each year with private music lessons.
• Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra for the Family and Young People’s Concerts this spring in collaboration with Lincoln Literacy.
• LUX Center for the Arts for an “Artist as Educator” workshop for Lincoln Public Schools teachers.
• Nebraska Jazz Orchestra supporting Jazz Goes to School and Jazz 101 educational programs.
• Sheldon Art Association for Family Day at the Sheldon Art Gallery this summer.
• Vision Maker Media to support “We Are All Related,” the seventh biennial Vision Maker Film Festival in partnership with the National Minority Consortia (the Center for Asian American Media, Black Public Media, Latino Public Broadcasting and Pacific Islanders in Communications).