Welcome to the Nebraska Arts Council website! Whether you are interested in applying for a grant or simply looking for information, we hope our website will make it easy for you to find what you’re looking for.

Studio Clips: Meet Nebraska Artists

The Nebraska Arts Council is devoted to a mission that includes, among several key points, serving as a catalyst to connect people through the arts and creative concepts. Especially in these more socially distant times, we are not as able to connect in the arts world as normal. To achieve this goal regardless, we are implementing a new program by organizing an online Nebraska Artist showcase to highlight one artist a month from the NAC touring roster, teaching roster and Individual Artist Fellowship.

Meet Sarah Berkeley

Fred Simon Gallery Online

Joe McHale | Blazing Joy of Truth!

About Joe McHale

Joseph McHale is an Abstract Expressionist painter from Kearney Nebraska. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Creighton University in Omaha and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts in 2013.  McHale has shown and sold artwork across the country as well as locally. He has shown work in Sacramento, Denver, Philadelphia, North Platte, Lincoln and Omaha. In Nebraska he has shown at the Prairie Arts Center in North Platte, Mid-Plains Community College in McCook, UNK’s Walker Gallery and the Burkholder Project in Lincoln.

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Grant Application Information

  • As of June 2, 2020 the Nebraska Arts Council is temporarily suspending grant applications for FY2020 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021).
    Revised applications will be available soon, thank you.