Water Cooler Sessions

What do you miss most about events and conferences?  Learning from your peers?  Inspiration from others?  Just being able to make connections with other professionals in your field?  Never fear…the Nebraska Arts Council is here to help.  Introducing…. Watercooler Sessions!

Each month we’ll gather for an informal presentation from colleagues about a specific topic, hear an update about what’s happening at the Nebraska Arts Council, and leave time at the end for peer to peer networking via Zoom.

Join us Wednesday, March 17th at 1:00 pm Central Time for our monthly Water Cooler Series.  We’ll hear from the American Midwest Ballet and the Minden Opera House about their creative virtual programming.

The American Midwest Ballet has been featured on NPR, showcasing their virtual production of The Nutcracker.  They have offered a variety of programming during the pandemic, from the “Going Solo” series, which challenged company artists to create solo dance works that reflect their personal visions, to “DancerLife”, which gives us an insider’s look to a dancer’s professional life.

The Minden Opera House in Minden, Nebraska was one of the first organizations to offer virtual programming when the pandemic shut venues down.  They began with “The Empty Opera House” series, which included live virtual concerts, storytelling sessions and even art lessons.  Currently they are working on a community art project with nationally award-winning artist Linda Stephen, which will include live, online instructional videos so the entire community can be involved.  The artwork will incorporate both the artist’s paper sculptures, and hundreds of small origami models made by Minden residents.

Register now to join us! After you register, you will be sent a zoom link with the log in information.  We can’t wait to see you!

Water Cooler Sessions Registration


Previous Sessions:

Making Virtual Events More Accessible

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

A Holiday Special from the Omaha Community Playhouse

How Do I Keep Funders Engaged During a Pandemic?

What Do I Need to Do to Open Safely?