CALIBRASKA ARTS INITIATIVE

Where west coast art meets Nebraska flair!

SUMMER IS A WRAP! 
We had a ton of fun this summer and are looking forward to next year! Right now we are working on possibilities during the school year so please sign-up for our newsletter to keep in the know.  

“I love that Calibraska has L.A. film industry professionals teaching at Nebraska prices!” 

 

—Calibraska Parent

 

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As we wrap up our summer we are excited about new possibilities, partnerships, and collaborations!
Reach out to us if you want to discuss ways we can work together or support you or your family member(s) with exploring the creative industries and beyond. 
Email our Founding Director and Lead Teaching Artist, Erica Larsen-Dockray at
erica@calibraska.org
 
 

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ABOUT

Since its kickoff in 2013, the main objective of the Calibraska Arts Initiative has been to form a bridge between California and Nebraska, to inspire and familiarize these two commonly disconnected populations through the arts.  

Using creative connections, we are able to bring individuals together who may otherwise never interact.  We are primarily focused on creating two major opportunities:

 

1. To allow Los Angeles-creative-industry-based artists and students exposure to small-town Nebraska culture and hospitality

 

2. to provide access to high-end educational opportunities, mentorship, training, and exposure from Los Angeles creative industries to midwest residents of all ages in Nebraska.   

Calibraska is the brainchild of animation and media artist Erica Larsen-Dockray and Vistabeam Wireless Chief Marketing Officer, Monique Larsen.  

 

In spring 2013, Monique asked Erica, who at the time was in her seventh year of teaching animation in Los Angeles, if she would consider teaching an animation workshop during her summer visit with family back in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.  A few weeks later, Calibraska was born.  

Since that summer, the program has expanded beyond animation into other creative industries including filmmaking, comic book design, puppetry, stand-up and improv comedy, and more!

 

Now hundreds of students ranging from 5 to 65 years have participated in the program and dozens of teaching artists and student assistants from California Colleges including the California Institute of the Arts and UCLA have visited Nebraska for the first time to teach and assist the classes.

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2021 CALIBRASKA TEACHING ARTISTS

CONTACT

ERICA LARSEN-DOCKRAY
Co-Founder & Director
Phone:  308.631.5704
erica@calibraska.org
 

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