Arts Round Table: Artist Resources

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Resources for Working Artists with Andrew Saladino, Executive Director of Omaha Creative Institute

The second Quarterly Arts Round Table of 2018 will be held on Wednesday, May 16th from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm at The Foundry (formerly Nonprofit Hub) at 211 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508. Come to Narnia on the 2nd floor.

Learn about Omaha Creative Institute ( and resources available for artists outside of Omaha, such as Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts-Nebraska, newly launched in April. Andy will lead conversation about the differences between Lincoln and Omaha; perceptions, strengths, weaknesses. We’ll take a critical look at the art sector in each community and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Please RSVP to ensure your space and materials. Quarterly Arts Round Tables are organized by the Lincoln Arts Council as a free opportunity for information, resources and networking. You are welcome to bring your lunch if you’d like to eat during the meeting. Lori McAlister, Office & Program Manager,, 402-434-2787.

Andy Saladino has served as the Executive Director of the Omaha Creative Institute for almost 2 years. Previously he worked in development and fundraising for the American Red Cross in Nebraska and Kansas, and TADA! Youth Theater in NYC. Andy began his nonprofit career at The Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska as a Teaching Artist and Director. During his tenure at OCI, Andy has increased the number of artists served by 172% and the amount paid to artists by 83%. OCI is also the second nonprofit in Nebraska to receive a W.A.G.E certification, cementing OCI’s dedication to providing fair wages to artists of all disciplines. Now in its 10th year, OCI has grown into a backbone organization and artist support network. In 2018, OCI has launched a $30,000 artist grant program, more substantive professional development opportunities, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts-Nebraska Chapter, and has refocused the mission/vision/values to the support of local working artists.