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About Hildegard

The vision for Hildegard Center for the Arts is to be THE Center that bridges cultures and communities through the Arts. It will be a place of creative inspiration where everyone is invited to share in the change we wish for our world!


Current Events

Unique experiences throughout the year involving the Arts.


New in 2016…

Just as past themes at Hildegard Center for the Arts have inspired such award winning projects as “Heroes Among Us,” the Wyuka Theatrical Tour, “Art in Non-Traditional Spaces” and “Doorways to Hope,” so too have we launched another exciting initiative called “Bridges.” We are using the arts in fresh and innovative ways to help “build bridges” in our communities, the greater Nebraska area and far beyond. There will be many…read more here!

Bridges Photo Call

This exciting partnership between HCFA, the Nebraska Tourism Commission and the Nebraska State Historical Society called both amateur and professional photographers to capture images of historic sites and hidden treasures from all 93 Nebraska counties. Endorsed by the Nebraska 150 Commission as a “Signature Event,” the photo exhibit will travel to six regions across Nebraska to celebrate the state’s Sesquicentennial in 2017. ” Read more…


The winning photos are featured in a new book published by the Omaha World Herald. Order your copy here!

Art Bridges

Online Art Lesson Plans for Enrichment, Growth and Healing.

Hildegard’s exciting initiative “Art Bridges” is now available FREE to download! This online collection includes over 120 art lesson plans, activities and articles that encompass visual art, storytelling, writing, poetry, music enrichment and drama. Lead by Project Chair, Anne Woita, “Art Bridges” encompasses over a year of research with participating artists, teachers, music and art therapists, and counselors from as close as Lincoln, NE to as far away as Spain.The piloted lesson plans are easy to implement and suitable for a wide range of audiences with varying ages, challenges, needs and interests.  Read more…




Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata

Friday, November 4, 2016, 7pm, at the Lied Center’s Carson Theater—Hildegard Center for the Arts of Lincoln, together with sponsoring partner, Southeast Community College Division of Humanities, premiered a compelling musical work by Emmy Award-winning Chickasaw classical composer, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, titled “Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata.”

The 25-minute cantata—written for solo baritone, piano and string-sextet—was commissioned by Hildegard Center for the Arts to share with a new generation the timeless story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear. Read more…



“Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata” webcast on NET
The November 4 Premiere of “Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata” was live-streamed to the world via  To see photos of the pre-reception, performance and outreach, visit the photo gallery page.  
Download concert program here.

Who is Hildegard?

The name-sake for Hildegard Center for the Arts is Hildegard von Bingen, a German Abbess who lived the Middle Ages (1098-1179).  She was a prolific writer, theologian and composer who is considered one of the most identifiable woman artists of the Middle Ages. She helped to undo many prejudices of her time and in 2012 was canonized Saint Hildegard and designated a Doctor of the Church. Her contributions to the arts and message of hope, healing and care for the earth make her timeless. Now is the time for Hildegard Center for the Arts! READ MORE >

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