Joshua Brown

Program Coordinator

As the Programs Coordinator at the Nebraska Arts Council, Joshua Brown is dedicated to arts education, accessibility, and community engagement. A graduate of the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), he earned a degree in art history and is furthering his education at the University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK) in Art Education for the Museum. His studies have led him to explore the connections between power, government, and the arts, focusing on how governments can foster environments that encourage community-oriented arts and culture.

At the Arts Council, Joshua manages grants related to arts education and accessibility. He most enjoys working with constituents to help them realize their goals but doesn’t mind playing in the spreadsheets either. Outside of his work with the Arts Council, he also serves as a visual artist and musician, exhibiting paintings and sculptures at community galleries in Omaha and organizing shows that support emerging and community-oriented artists. Joshua’s work reflects a belief in the power of art to shape culture and contribute to society.

Outside of art and work, Joshua enjoys watching TV shows, listening to audiobooks on the Libby app (seriously, check it out), playing pickleball, exploring nature, and spending time with friends and family. In 2022, he and his wife welcomed their first child, joining their dog, April, in their family home.

Joshua’s approach to the arts aligns with the values of the Nebraska Arts Council. Through collaboration and community engagement, he continues to make connections and open doors to artistic expression. His efforts are aimed towards shaping Nebraska’s arts landscape, contributing to a future where art and culture are accessible and appreciated.

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