University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

Imagine More. Like Only Nebraska Can.

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is Nebraska’s preeminent arts college. We set ourselves apart by presenting the best of our artistic traditions through performances in theater, music and dance; by being at the international forefront of emerging media arts; and by helping students find their creative voices in the art studio.

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Relentless Focus on Student Access and Success

We prepare our students for meaningful and sustained working lives that are vital to imagining a better future in an era of rapid social and technological change. Donor support helps us create experiences and opportunities that enrich students’ educations and ensure our graduates are the best in their creative fields.

Enhancing Faculty and Academic Excellence

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts seeks donor support to create endowed chairs and professorships in the School of Art, Art History and Design, and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. Increasing this support is essential in recruiting and retaining the most talented faculty. 

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Transformational Research and Innovation

Your gifts can support the college’s role as Lincoln’s leading arts presenter. Each year, our students, faculty and visiting artists present more than 1,000 exhibits, screenings and performances to university and community audiences.

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Together, we will invest in our students, offering generous scholarships to ensure the region’s best artists study in Nebraska and our college remains affordable. We will support our talented faculty and provide cutting-edge facilities and technology. With your help, the college will continue to thrive as a vibrant source of arts and culture in our communities.


Undergraduate Scholarships

Your gift can help make college accessible to more students by addressing unmet student financial needs. Merit-based and need-based scholarships and fellowships are key to recruiting and retaining top students. Your gift can help tomorrow’s artists, creators and performers embark upon their careers with as little debt as possible.

Global Arts Academy

The Global Arts Academy will strengthen the mission of UNL’s campus to include global perspectives and culturally responsive teaching. We will provide transformational global learning opportunities to increase student self-awareness, improve critical thinking, expand creativity and enhance communication and collaboration. 

Endowed Chairs, Professorships and Faculty Support 

Creating endowed chairs and professorships and providing other faculty support will enhance the college’s ability to recruit and retain highly regarded faculty members who are leaders in their fields.

Nebraska Repertory Theatre Endowment  

For more than 50 years, Nebraska Repertory Theatre has prepared students for life by welcoming them into the world of theater. Nebraska Repertory Theatre’s mission is to create innovative theatrical experiences to ignite the imagination, challenge the heart, promote an inclusive community and inspire the next generation of theater artists.  Your gift can help the theater reach more students and community members of all ages.

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It takes a lot to build a future, so let’s start the conversation now.