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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!

Kicking Off HCFA’s New Initiative — C.A.R.E.

Hildegard Center for the Arts is building a strong foundation for our next initiative, titled C.A.R.E. Connecting the Arts to Reach and Enrich. Hildegard Center for the Arts invites you to C.A.R.E. with us!

How can Hildegard help others use the arts to enrich lives and make our corner of the world better? Are there specific projects you’d like to see implemented in the community? Reach out and share your inspiration at



Bridges Photo Exhibit

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. Over 800 submissions were received!  The end result is the juried exhibit “Bridges: Sharing Our Past to Enrich the Future,” together with a Digital Catalog, Virtual Gallery, Instructional Resources and Story Map that beautifully celebrates Nebraska and its sesquicentennial year!  Read more…


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

Art Breaks

A “creative” relief effort for children of Hurricane Harvey

As part of HCFA’s new C.A.R.E. initiative, Hildegard recently partnered with Alpha Media, Lincoln Public Schools, the UNL Center for Civic Engagement, Eagle Printing and Sign and the Lincoln Arts Council for a community wide effort to provide art supplies for children affected by Hurricane Harvey.  

Collection barrels were placed throughout Lincoln where people were invited to donate new and gently used art supplies. The week of Thanksgiving, 100% of all supplies and monetary donations were delivered via FedEx to Region V schools near Beaumont, Texas–giving kids a much needed “Art Break.” 

To learn more, click here.


Let’s C.A.R.E. together!  Connecting the Arts to Reach and Enrich



Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata

39th Annual Mayor’s Arts Award “Outstanding Event” — Hildegard Center for the Arts’ commissioned work, “Standing Bear: A Ponca Indian Cantata,” composed by Emmy Award-winning Chickasaw classical composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate continues to inspire!

The 25-minute cantata—written for solo baritone, piano and string-sextet, made its world premiere to a sold-out crowd on November 4, 2016, at the Lied Center’s Johnny Carson Theater. It’s been selected for “Outstanding Event of the Year” at the 39th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, held June 7, 2017.  

Hildegard Center for the Arts of Lincoln, together with sponsoring partner, Southeast Community College Division of Humanities, premiered the compelling musical work, using both English and Ponca langauge, to share the timeless story of Ponca Chief Standing Bear with a new generation. Read more…

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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