Pictured: Jitterbug Jamborama | Photo by: Molly Polsen

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Nebraska Arts Council funds art projects and programs of the highest artistic excellence that reflect creativity and innovation while providing opportunities for artists and arts organizations.

We support cultural and generational diversity, fostering access to the arts for underserved communities, offering accommodations for persons with disabilities, and striving to promote the arts through advocacy, collaboration, and education.

Click on the grant categories below for eligibility requirements, deadlines, grant amounts, and information on how to apply. Go to Grant Recipients to see our most recent awards and get grantee compliance information.

Read more about what we fund, who we fund, and invitation-only grants.

Arts Project Grant

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Supporting arts programming, productions or events open to the general public.

Artists in Schools/Communities Sponsor Grants

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Grant funding to hire artists for interactive learning sessions.

Nebraska Touring Program Sponsor Grants

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Sponsorship funding for organizations that provide arts engagement via performances or exhibits.

Presenting the State Poet

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Financial assistance for nonprofit organizations to host events featuring the Nebraska State Poet.

Arts Accessibility for Event Services

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Grant funding for organizations that seek to improve accessibility to the arts.

Arts Accessibility for Improvement Projects

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Grant funding for organizations that seek to improve accessibility to the arts.

School Bus for the Arts Grants

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Grant funding that underwrites the cost of school field trips to attend arts events and cultural exhibits.

Individual Artist Fellowships

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Merit award for presentations, training, research, or creation of new art.

Creative Aging through the Arts Program

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Grant funding to hire artists for interactive learning sessions with older adults.

Micro Grants

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Grant funding for first-time applicants and artists for community arts projects or professional development.

Creative Districts Grant Program

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Grant funding for certified creative districts.

Invitation Only Grants

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Grant categories such as Basic Support Grants, Annual Series & Events Grants, and Annual Programs in Arts Learning are by invitation only.

Mini Grants

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Mini Grants are designed to provide quick access to funds supporting a variety of arts projects that use artists or arts activities as a key component.

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