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OMAHA MOBILE STAGE

Omaha Mobile Stage lifts up local performing artists of all ages and genres.

In 2022, the Omaha Mobile Stage (OMS) project transformed a repurposed 18-foot box truck into an accessible, adaptable and easily transportable stage, and launched its first season

OMS travels throughout Omaha neighborhoods to provide community-driven entertainment and arts enrichment. Our events are always free and open to the public. Events are co-produced by neighborhoods, arts organizations, local artists and creatives, and schools.

Core Program Features

  • State-of-the-art mobile stage
  • Professional sound and lighting equipment 
  • Stipends for performing artists, neighborhood-based curators, event managers and techs
  • Paid internship program to train creative workers
  • Promotion and event management support

Why Give Now? 

Your support provides a critical foundation for the OMS project to be fully realized, adding value and vibrancy to the city we love. 

OMS is a new community-led initiative and creative placemaking project. The stage is currently operational, with many improvements scheduled for winter 22/23. Season 2 will run, as weather permits, from spring through fall 2023.

OMS events entertain thousands of underserved residents annually. These events help establish safe outdoor community spaces in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. These gatherings also increase the vibrancy, connection, and economic and social wellbeing for residents and businesses along Omaha’s historic and revitalizing main streets.

We overcome common challenges to increasing access to the arts and creating arts-based gatherings in neighborhood public spaces. These challenges include prohibitive ticket costs, limited arts funding to neighborhood-led initiatives, lack of transportation to traditional venues, and a disconnect between program appeal and neighborhood audience.

Omaha Mobile Stage is managed by Partners for Livable Omaha, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the educational and charitable support of the live performing arts (PLO Tax ID: 85-4187964).

All donations are tax deductible.

2023 Sponsorship Benefits

For more information on sponsorship, contact Jessica Scheuerman, Executive Director, Partners for Livable Omaha, jscheuerman@livable.org.

Superfan (unlimited) $500+Showcase/Field Trip Sponsor (unlimited) $1,000+Presenting Sponsor, Youth Talent Show Series (up to 4) $5,000+Presenting Sponsor, Season 2 (up to 4) $10,000+Stage Sponsor (1) $50,000+
Invitations to Eventsxxxxx
Name/Logo on website and all digital marketing materials (1 year)xxxxx
Name on stage door (2 years)xxxx
Name/Logo on single event promotionx
Name/Logo on series promotion (multiple events)x
Private OMS events at your locationxx
Name rights adds your name to the Omaha Mobile Stage official brand (2 years)x

Frequently Asked Questions

How was the stage designed?

The designbuild phase is led by a collaboration between Jessica Scheuerman of Partners for Livable Omaha; Professor Jeffrey L. Day, FAIA of the College of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and director of FACT (Fabrication And Construction Team); Actual Architecture Company; Omaha-based theatrical designer and technical director Brendan Greene-Walsh; and Nebraska Innovation Studio. 

How does OMS fit into Omaha’s creative landscape? 

By working in partnership, OMS elevates and amplifies the work of local performing artists.

Why focus on neighborhoods? 

Arts and culture give voice to the value of diversity. They are central in binding and mending the social fabric. When neighborhoods program their own entertainment—and welcome outsiders in—they build upon their cultural assets and grow their local economies.

Elevating community voices and strengthening neighborhood cohesion are fundamental values. OMS mobilizes arts and cultural resources to build, heal and celebrate community. 

How has Covid impacted  the arts sector?

Artists and creatives remain among the most severely affected segment of the nation’s workforce. 

How does OMS partner with schools? 

Yes! OMS partners with schools to provide live performances for students. These events are driven by school needs and priorities.

Lack of arts access disproportionately impacts underserved communities, where students rely on schools for arts enrichment. Low socioeconomic status students who are engaged in arts learning have increases in: high school academic performance; college-going rates and grades; and holding jobs with a future.

What are sliding-scale rentals?

The OMS rentals operate on a sliding scale to support local artists and communities that would otherwise go without production resources. 

To inquire about Omaha Mobile Stage rentals or future opportunities to support neighborhood-based arts or economic development activities, please contact oms@livable.org