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, Carol Gendler, Douglas County Commissioners,Sherwood Foundation, Robert Daugherty Foundation,Todd & Betiana Simon Foundation, Jim Creigh & Maria Claire Markusen, Laura & Michael Alley, Alfred Thomsen, Annette & Paul Smith, Mutual of Omaha, Nebraska Arts Council, Dutch & Jill Van Denburg, Humanities Nebraska, Bud & Rebecca ShawDean & Jesse Rasmussen, L.B. "Red" & Jann Thomas, Wing Chan & Angelina Li, Dorothy Tuma, Steve & Susan Thomas Hutchinson, Cynthia & Bill Buettner, David & Denise Levy, Rick & Theresa Mourey, Meredith Fuller & Jon Luyten, Mike Kelly, Hannah & Ali Mirmiran, Mary & Gary Day, Laura Vranes & John Mcintyre,Bob Benzel & Gerard Sullivan, David & Laura Wilwerding, Drs. David Crotzer & Rebecca McCrery, George & Judy Haecker, Greta Vaught & John Ritland, Jess & Matt Moore, Linda & David Gardels, Mike & Jill Bydalek, Sue & Tom Weidner, Susan Smoler, Tim & Linda Daugherty, Tom & Mary Kerr, Lary Roots, Andy Holland, Ann Pape, David Steadman & Sara McClure, Jim Suttle, John Rogers, Les & Madalyn Bruning, Mary Zicafoose, Shelly Bartek, Suzanna Wise, Bill & Stacia Hoover, Dr. Debra Ann Reilly & Bob Culver, Howard & Gloria Kaslow, Jay & Kim Noddle, Judith Vann, Mark Lane & Jennifer Buescher, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Eskridge, Ryan Miller, Steven Jensen,Jack Heidel & Sharon Conlon, Bill Lydiatt, Drew & Elisa Davies, Ellie Batt, Frank & Lois Norris, Gordon & Joanna Kissel, Jeanie & Dick Sturgeon, Jill Slupe, Katie & Justin Kemerling, Kat Lynn & John Goldner, Peter & Tabitha Barley, Robert & Abigail Devin, Ryan (Lew) & Amanda Shaw, Susan Ramsay, Sydney Lynch & Craig Roper, Vicki Allely, Ruth Keene, Eunice Deneberg, Cindy & Craig Ellis, Cynthia Frazier & Shahab Abdessalam, Dan Kilma, Judith Schweikart, Mary Haworth, Mary Talen Hawbaker, Mindy Cotney, Pam Stene, Robert Jordan, Scott McCollister, Maureen Waldron, Deborah Deneberg, Ann Tesar, Anne Severes, Danielle Martin, Denise Pratt, Heather Thomas, Jack & Nancy Round, Jaime Hackbart, Juliana & Rusty Reno, Karen Verdirame, Leslie Kuhnel, Marilyn Erickson, Nancy Hawekotte, Nancy Morris, Sara Cerasoli, Sarah Backhaus, Sharon Latham, Zara Risoldi
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:
Jennifer Barry, Les Bruning, Cynthia Buettner, Taylor Cook, Bob & Dr. Deborah Reilly-Culver, Carol Gendler, Rob Glaser, Becky Haworth, Maria Markusen, Matt Mason, Hannah Mirmiran, Joe Olsen, Natalie Shaw, Joe Shaw, Jill Slupe, Lauren Wegner, Watie White, Ying Zhu
Aksarben Village, Bellevue University Art Department, City of Omaha, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P., ConAgra Foods, Council Bluffs Art Council, Council Bluffs Parks Department, Creighton University Art Department, Fontenelle Forest, Hot Shops Art Center, Joslyn Art Museum, MCC Art Department, Nebraska Writer’s Collective, Omaha Conservatory of Music, Omaha Parks Department, Opera Omaha, Rockbrook Village, The Union for Contemporary Arts, UNO Art Department, Village Pointe Shopping Center