My Livelihood Is Music

Arts, Culture, Uncategorized

James’ Story: As President and CEO of the Omaha Symphony, I help the orchestra fulfill its mission to enrich people’s lives by offering them the experience of live orchestral music.

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Painting, Curating and Educating are my Livelihoods

Arts, Education, Uncategorized

Inheritance, acrylic on panel, 40″ x 30″, 2016 Jordan’s Story: I wasn’t particularly good at drawing and painting through childhood, though I loved the activity, as many children do.  My energies were focused elsewhere, mostly singing in the choir, making mixed tapes and reading romance and mystery novels.  In high school all of that changed- […]

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Art, Education, and Music Are My Livelihoods *

Arts, Education

King of the Hill 2014 10 X 12 inches oil on linen *Originally published 03/16/2015 Byron’s Story I am an artist, educator, and musician.  I am also a lifelong producer of creative content.  Education is my vocation.  My livelihood comes from my training and aptitude as a teacher.

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New Members Named to Nebraska Cultural Endowment Board of Directors


Rachel Jacobson of Omaha and Michelle Dudley of Norfolk have been appointed to the Nebraska Cultural Endowment board of directors and will begin serving their three year terms at the February board meeting.

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A Year End Message From The Executive Director

Arts, Culture, Humanities, Uncategorized

I hope you have been able to enjoy some of the many arts and humanities programs available during this holiday season all across Nebraska. Last year my family visited the Stuhr Museum for Christmas Past and Present. It was well worth the drive from Omaha to experience the magic of Railroad Town by lantern light! […]

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Arts, Culture, Education, Humanities, Uncategorized

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln sculpted by Daniel Chester French (1850–1931).  Located at the State Capitol Building, Lincoln, NE David’s Story Did you know that a Nebraska lawyer, Frank M. Hall, played a role in the design of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.? I thought of Hall as I pondered how my life as a […]

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Essaying Is My Livelihood

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  Lisa’s Story I’m an essayist. I ask questions about my thoughts, beliefs, and experiences, and then go to work answering them by telling true and factual stories. For instance, I was curious about the different ways in which people experience landscape and why I’m so drawn to river landscapes.

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Conversation Is My Livelihood

Culture, Education, Humanities

Mike, Russell, and John – Dannebrog – 8.17.15 copyright Stuart Chittenden Stuart’s Story As an expat Brit new to Omaha ten years ago, I wanted to crack open the rigid carapace of “Nebraska nice” and reveal the intimacy of a people’s truer characters. In 2010 my wife and I began hosting conversation salons in our […]

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Stories Are My Livelihood

Education, Uncategorized

Amy’s Story As my mother tells it, there was never a time in my life when I didn’t love stories. From the time I was born until I turned two, my parents and I lived in the apartment on the second floor of my grandfather’s house.

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NCE 2015 Road Trip Review

Arts, Culture, Education, History, Humanities, Uncategorized

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment exists to serve you by providing reliability and sustainability for the arts and humanities programs supported by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts Council. Hundreds of organizations around the state benefit from their grants and programs.

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