Nebraska — the place to be

A note to Nebraska Organizations — NAC grants have been made even easier — No matching funds required!

I'm always touting the Nebraska Arts Council, and with good reason...


Virtual AND in-person

They've revamped their Artists in Schools and Communities GRANTS this year to allow for both virtual and/or in-person sessions — with no matching funds required from the sponsoring organization.

A real deal! — Grants available for virtual, in-person AND hybrid visits from NAC Roster Artists ( like me ;-) )

Flexible Scheduling

The NAC has really outdone themselves to make both scheduling and funding these sessions a no-brainer.


1 session < 1 hour

That's up to one hour — to be provided either virtually or in person (or hybrid)


Short "Visit" vs. longer "Residency"

They've even gotten more flexible on the min/max duration!

  • Visit = 3 sessions

  • Residency = 10-30 sessions


And there's no requirement that "sessions" be consecutive. I did a virtual visit last year with UNO's bands and we scheduled the 3 zoom sessions on 3 different dates so I could work with 3 different groups!

NAC sponsored "Virtual Visit" with Keri Chryst and UNO's Big Band
NAC sponsored "Virtual Visit" with Keri Chryst and UNO's Big Band 2020

The price is right

Again — did I say "no matching funds"!!? For real!


  • Visit = 3 sessions — flat fee $300

  • Residency = 10-30 sessions — up to $1650


If your application is accepted, the NAC will fund the full honorarium!


#fulldisclosure Sponsoring organisations are still required to foot the bill for lodging and a small travel stipend. But that's peanuts, compared to the usual fees.

In-person "Visit" with Grand Island H.S. Jazz Ensemble 2019
In-person "Visit" with Grand Island H.S. Jazz Ensemble 2019


Sooner the better

I've got my first 5-day Residency of the season scheduled in Hastings, NE starting October 20th.


October will be here sooner than I/you/we think... And the funds are on a first-come-first-served basis.


So, if you like to have the Scat Cat Sessions or The French Connection the Great Little Big Band come to your organisation in late October or early November...

Let's get this conversation started!


I look forward to hearing from ye Huskers! #nebraska #myhomeawayfromhome


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