Statewide Programs

Statewide Programs

The Lied Center is Nebraska's Home for the Arts. It is our mission to serve everyone in this great state from Brownville to Harrison, and Valentine to McCook. The Lied Center offers dynamic programming for K-12 students & teachers, college students, and community members of all ages in towns across the state. Through our statewide opportunities we aim to increase access to quailty arts productions and learning experiences throughout Nebraska. Familarize yourself with our programs and reach out to the Lied Team to get your community invovled. 


The Arts Across Nebraska connects Lied artists to Nebraska communities throughout the state. The program provides up to three tours every year, which are offered to presenting partners and communities in the state at an affordable rate. The Lied Center is responsible for contracting with the artist(s), routing and providing technical assistance on tour. The artist(s) usually provide a public performance, and/or student matinee or workshop in each community.

2017-2018 ARTS ACROSS NEBRASKA is made possible with the support of: Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Friends of Lied, Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation. The Harlem Gospel Choir tour is supported in part through a grant made possible by the generosity of Bruce and Carol Hendrickson. Artist transportation is provided by Sid Dillon

If you are interested in finding out more about the Arts Across Nebraska tours, please contact Erin Poor by phone, 402.472.3215, or email,

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Kennedy Center Partners in Education

The Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations throughout the nation to develop and/or expand educational partnerships with their local school systems. The purpose of the partnerships is the establishment or expansion of professional development programs in the arts for all teachers.

The program, established in 1991, is based on the concept that educating teachers is an essential component of any effort designed to increase the artistic literacy of young people. The Kennedy Center’s experience with professional development programs for teachers is the basis for this national initiative. Partnership teams consist of an arts organization and an administrator of the cooperating school system. The team participates in an institute that provides models and strategies for professional development programs in the arts for all teachers, follow-up consultation and annual meetings to assist teams in their continued development. The Lied Center is one of 99 U.S. Partnership teams that are located in 46 out of 50 states. 

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