Nebraska Arts Council's 2015 Statewide Conference:
Building Creative Communities

Special thanks to everyone who attended our conference!

WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2015, from 9:00a-5:00p

WHERE: Cornhusker Marriott Hotel, 333 S 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska

WHY: The goal of the conference is to help communities identify and leverage cultural and creative assets for community revitalization and change. We know art can transform lives, and we believe artists, arts administrators and cultural institutions have the power to activate more livable communities.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Artists, creative professionals, arts administrators and cultural institutions -- anyone interested in building a more creative and vibrant community using the arts!


  • Guest speaker and workshop leader Tom Borrup has been a leader and innovator in community building for 30 years. Tom will work with participants to assess their communities, set a place-based vision, formulate a plan, and put strategic actions into motion.
  • Case studies of successful creative communities throughout Nebraska.
  • Networking with leaders and arts advocates from the public and private sectors.
  • Hands-on activities to help you envision how to build your own creative community.

LODGING: A block of rooms is being held for the evening of Thursday, June 18, at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel at the rate of $119/night plus tax. To make reservations, call (800) 228-9290 or (402) 474-7474. Reservations must be made by noon on May 28 to guarantee this rate.

PARKING: Downtown Lincoln provides plenty of public parking options, including several nearby garages. Click here for details.