WhyArts takes its role as an advocate for the arts seriously. We advocate in a number of ways:

  • By sharing best practices at local, regional and national trainings and conferences
  • By participating in the annual Arts Advocacy Day activities
  • By providing a public platform to showcase the artistic and creative talents of our partners

Is there an arts-related advocacy project or event we should be participating in? Email us at

MMI, WhyArts to Present Advocacy Training Sessions for Area Transition Students

The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe- Meyer Institute, in partnership with WhyArts, will present a series of free, arts-based … Read More

Advocating for the Arts at the 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Kim Jubenville, director of programming at WhyArts, spoke about the importance of the arts at the 2019 Congressional Art Competition … Read More

Opening Reception for Journey with WhyArts Spring Exhibition April 19

WhyArts will showcase the artistic talents of its teaching faculty and community partners with a spring exhibition at Gallery 1516. … Read More

Light Up Blue Event April 2

The Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge will turn blue Tuesday, April 2, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day. The UNMC … Read More

Opening Reception for Express Yourself Art Exhibition March 2

The collaborative artwork of middle school students from Omaha Public Schools will be on display at The B Side of … Read More

WhyArts to Participate in Arts Advocacy Day

WhyArts will participate in Arts Advocacy Day Tuesday, Feb. 7, in Lincoln. The event is the one day each year … Read More