Wednesday, May 20th is a HUGE day for Omaha’s non-profit community: Omaha Gives! Last year, with the support of hundreds in our community, The Union for Contemporary Art raised nearly $25,000 in 24 hours. Over the past year, that support has helped The Union take massive strides forward — growing as an organization and strengthening our programs to better serve our community.
We’ve expanded our youth programs and hired new staff to improve the cultural programs we offer to children in North Omaha, our Co-op is thriving, connecting artists, children and other non-profits throughout the greater Omaha area with the tools they need to expand their creative practice. Our exhibition program is bringing hundreds of people onto North 24th Street to celebrate the arts every month and our Studio Fellowship continues to provide vital support to our local artists while encouraging them to support our neighbors in North Omaha.
The past year has truly been an amazing one for The Union and those we serve in the Greater Omaha area... and we've got even grander plans for the next 365 days! With your support, we're developing programs and events to connect even more people with North Omaha + the arts: including the launch of our public art program, increased professional development support for artists, expanding our Abundance Garden Project… and this summer we’ll be sharing some truly amazing news about our NEW FACILITY on North 24th Street — which we promise will be a game changer, not only for our local artists, but for our community at large.
Every dollar you donate supports the work we are doing to support local artists and the North Omaha community and is amplified by prizes and matching funds. Plus — this year, our Board of Directors has upped the ante by securing $25,000 in Extra Bonus Dollars — to be used as a dollar for dollar match up to that amount, ensuring that your gift has twice the impact this year.
Everyone here at The Union -- our staff, Board and the communities we serve -- would be sincerely grateful if you would consider showing your support for the work we're doing by making a donation during Omaha Gives! Together we have accomplished SO much in support of our local artists and our push towards greater social change in the North Omaha community -- together we can continue to support the arts and strengthen our community! Thank you!!
>>> To make a contribution to The Union for Contemporary Art, all you have to do is click here!