CALIBRASKA ARTS INITIATIVE
Where west coast art meets Nebraska flair!
WE ARE GEARING UP FOR 2023
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“I love that Calibraska has L.A. film industry professionals teaching at Nebraska prices!”
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We hope to pepper the fall and spring with special events / workshops / and other opportunities for all!
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>> WE HOPE YOU HAVE AN AWESOME FALL <<
Most of our classes and offerings are online during the school year and a hybrid of online and in-person in the summer. We will be adding more information on offerings as we nail down our program.
Please feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, etc.
2022 DATES OF NOTE*
March 15th-April 15th: Early Registration
April 15th: Application Deadline for Creative College Prep Class
April 16th-May 15th: Regular Registration
May 16th-June 15th: Late Registration
June 2nd: Online Classes begin
June 6th- June 17th: In Person in Lincoln, NE
June 21st-July 1st: In Person in Scottsbluff, NE
July 11th-July 22nd: In Person in North Platte, NE
July 25th-July 29th: In Person in Halsey, NE
*We will update these for 2023 soon!
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.