What We Do

Our primary work is advocacy, empowering YOU to reach out to elected officials and policy makers to thank them, educate them and inform them of your views on the arts and arts education.

We have several programs that really help this cause shine.

Spotlight on Student Achievements in the Arts

This is a monthly "Student Spotlight" on a student or group of students in high school or college doing amazing things in the arts. They are success stories of their educators, their schools, and their families. We shine the light on them in the media, our website, to their state senators, their school administration, and their school board.

NebraskARTS Award

Each year, Nebraskans for the Arts will honor a Nebraska school board or board member, administrator, or teacher who has supported and encouraged achievement in the visual arts, dance, media arts, theater, or music.

Arts Advantage

We asked successful professionals, in and out of the arts, what a solid K-12 arts education meant to them. It gave them, as we call it, an "Arts Advantage." It's a leg up in all those oblique and direct skills garnered from and arts education.

Poetry Out Loud

Nebraskans for the Arts proudly partners with the Nebraska Arts Council to host the regional competitions for Nebraska's Poetry Out Loud recitation program. Come to one of the competitions - these kids will knock your socks off!