The Alliance Arts Council will provide quality artistic/cultural events and opportunities for citizens of Box Butte County and the surrounding rural areas.
The people of Box Butte County will enjoy a variety of quality artistic and cultural events and opportunities which attract all segments of the community.
The schools in Box Butte County will welcome arts and cultural events and opportunities as a regular part of their students’ education.
The arts will be well-supported by local entities. Funding will be readily available because of the recognized stewardship of the Alliance Arts Council.
Develop a budget that would allow us to bring high profile artists to our community.
Barbara Kendle, Sarah Glesinger
Deb Moore, Lori Davis
Lorie Benzel, Jo Underwood
The first Alliance Arts Council performing arts season was in 1985-1986. The initial AAC Board of Directors was comprised of Evelyn Bauer, Darrell Berg, Marcy Giles, Oralene Hofmann, Greg Kosmicki, Cindy Randall, and Albert Reddish.
The first events hosted by the Alliance Arts Council were a concert by The Ravnan Two and an artist-in-residence by the Gulizia Brothers. 1986 marked the first year that season tickets were sold; there were 63 members/season ticket holders. Adult price was $25 and student/senior was $20.
Cindy Randall was named the AAC Executive Director in 1991.
The AAC established the endowment in 2001 and continues
to add to this fund to preserve our future.
Each year the Alliance Arts Council presents a Fall to Spring season which includes four performing arts events, a week long in-school residency targeting 4th graders and a month long visual art exhibit.
The AAC currently averages 100-150 season tickets/members each year.
The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported these program(s) through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Visit https://www.artscouncil.nebraska.gov/ for information on how the Nebraska Arts Council can assist your organization, or how you can support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment at www.nebraskaculturalendowment.org