Let’s be honest—Omaha will never be New York or Los Angeles. Our history is different; the way the built environment has evolved over time is different; our cultural assets are different; our topography is different. Can acknowledging those differences and appreciating them for what they are make space for new possibilities?Read More
We sat down with 2019 Artist Support Grant recipients Sarah Hummel Jones and Corson Androski to find out more about the content that drives their work, their respective creative practices, and how they situate those practices within the greater economy.Read More
The oversaturation of universities with aspiring professors in the humanities and arts points to a problem that exists outside of it—namely, a need for other kinds of communities to exist where artists and intellectuals can draw inspiration from one another and offer support to younger minds that are hungry for role models, for constructive criticism, and for a sense of kinship.Read More
Looking at a concrete example of how artist-led advocacy translates into funding dollars brings up a few questions that we can ask about what we expect from ourselves here in Omaha and what we expect from our city government.Read More
Omaha doesn’t have a cultural plan. If it did, what would it look like? How could the city, local businesses, developers, and nonprofits work together to make our city a better place for artists to live and work? Would a city-wide cultural plan with municipal support help us attract and retain more creative talent?Read More
Omaha is a city where a lot of value is placed on entrepreneurial approaches to creating a strong economy. How do those values translate to creative industries and what can organizations, local businesses, and city and state governments do to attract and retain talented people working in those industries? How can we work collectively at neighborhood, city, and state levels to support a growing culture of creative entrepreneurship in Omaha?