The panel represents a cross-section of the community including organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, and community groups. Those serving on the Community Artist Panel develop a partnership with Opera Omaha to engage in meaningful conversations to identify community issues and program development and potential partners and opportunities across different neighborhoods and sectors. The panel considers high level strategic decisions and priorities, helping set the direction of the Fellowship and is a critical part of the Fellow selection process, With the panel, residents from neighborhoods across the greater Omaha metro area have a voice in choosing who and how artists interact with their diverse districts and constituent groups.
2019-2020 Community Artist Panel
Camtrice Bexten, NU Foundation
Colleen Heavican, UNMC Nebraska Medicine Healing Arts
Mike McGuire, ONEOmaha
Rachel Morgan, Nebraska Arts Council
Rita Paskowitz, Storyteller
Alysia Radicia, RDG Design
Paige Reitz, Union for Contemporary Art
Paula Wallace, Artist/Hot Shops
Merica Whitehall, Fontenelle Forest
Roberta Wilhelm, Girls, Inc.
Gwyn Williams, Collective for Youth
Nancy Williams, No More Empty Pots