Support Omaha Creative Institute
At Omaha Creative Institute, we believe that the artistic possibilities, sense of accomplishment, and joy that come from creative expression should be available for everyone to experience. Originally formed as an initiative of the Hot Shops Art Center, Omaha Creative Institute has blossomed into a collaborative entity that strives to provide leadership, opportunities, and tools to help members of the community embrace their creative impulses and accomplish the unexpected.
We are passionate about providing a variety of ways for the Omaha community to experience art, awaken their inner creative spirits, and unleash possibilities they may never have known existed. Our workshops offer a creative outlet for participants to explore their full potential, with no experience necessary. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to discover his or her inner artist, entrepreneur, or creative thinker.
As a mission-based, nonprofit arts organization, Omaha Creative Institute is entirely dependent on the on-going support of the Omaha community. Twenty percent of our revenue comes from workshop fees and events, and the rest of our funding comes from partnerships, grants, and the generosity of individual donors. A donation to the Omaha Creative Institute goes directly toward our operational expenses.
Creative thinking is vital in our world, so please donate to OCI today, enroll in one of our Come Create It workshops, or arrange for a customized experience for your workplace team. Your support gives Omaha Creative Institute funding to develop other inspiring programming and initiatives in the greater Omaha area and to support local artists in their professional endeavors. Thank you for your consideration and for stopping by to learn about Omaha Creative Institute. Now, come create something with us!
Without donations and support from our partners we could not exist. We would like to thank our wonderful supporters for championing our mission and fostering creativity and art in the Omaha community.
Alegent Creighton Health, Douglas County Commissioners, Carol Gendler, Sherwood Foundation, Robert Daugherty Foundation,Nebraska Arts Council, Tom and Mary Jetton Charitable Fund, Todd & Betiana Simon Foundation, Nebraska Humanities Council, Laura & Michael Alley, Sharee and Murray Newman, L.B. "Red" & Jann Thomas, Katie Weitz & Watie White, John Wagner & Carolyn McNamara, Cynthia and Bill Buettner, Mike and Jill Byladek, Debra Ann Reilly and Bob Culver, David Crotzer and Rebecca McCrery, Dr. Sasan and Whitney Gholami, Jenni and Dave Holoch, Hannah and Ali Mirmiran, Jess and Matt Moore, Joe and Anne Olsen, Penny Steelman and Mary Gerant, Bob Benzel and Gerry Sullivan, Tim & Linda Daugherty, Dean & Jesse Rasmussen, Annette & Paul Smith, Barbara and Wally Weitz, Bud & Rebecca Shaw, Carolyn Anderson, Sayre Darling, Joan Lukas, Nuzhat Mahmood and Mohammad Javaid, Laura Vranes and John McIntyre, Greta Vaught and John Ritland, John Rogers, Jim Suttle, Jim & Melissa Cole, Donna Neff & Walt Jesteadt, Esther Brabec, Harriet Otis, Jill McAdams, Jeanie and Ron Carson, Carol & Rick Russell, Monte & Duane Thompson, Hal Daub, Larry Roots, Pam and Rod Hernandez, Mollie Foster, John & Kathy Byrnes, David Steadman & Sara McClure, David & Laura Wilwerding, Howard & Gloria Kaslow, George Neubert, Kay Lynn & John Goldner, Jeffrey and Michelle Thornburg, Cindy & Craig Ellis, Joseph Sparano, Frank & Lois Norris, Steven N Jensen, Mary Zicafoose, Sandra Lane, Mary Talen Hawbaker, Garry Gernandt, Laurie Pieper, Brian Hoelting, John Thomsen, Pat MacPherson, Anne Meysenburg, Mary Green & Wallace Thoreson Joan O'Connor, Sarah McKinstry Brown & Matt Mason, Dori Settles, Jack Heidel & Sharon Conlon, Mary Hawkins, Deborah Denenberg, Barbara Henney, Eric Bone, Erin Petty, Lori Turner
We offer several creative volunteering opportunities including:
- Community events
- Annual Patron Party
- Come Create It Workshops
Contact us to request information about our current volunteer opportunities.
We would like to give special thanks to our in-kind supporters and volunteers:
Ponca Hills Farm, Emerging Terrain, Genevieve Alander, Anxious Frank Design, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P., Creighton University, Leigh Ellis, Carol Gendler, Mark Gutierrez, Laurie & Charles Kay Photographs, Meg Kissel, Matt Mason, Hannah Mirmiran, Joe Olsen, Magda Peck & Jim Anderson, Natalie Shaw, Susan Thomas, Paula Wallace, Wendy Wiseman, Whole Foods Market, Zaiss & Company, Bill, Cynthia & Emily Buettner, Leigh Gustafson, Steve, Jenna & Lilia Hutchinson, Jill Slupe, Morgan Thomsen, Erin Petty, Taylor Cook.