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Wednesday, September 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly Koepsell
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Darger HQ

 Darger HQ


Darger HQ connects Nebraska contemporary artists to the world by creating collaborative working opportunities between local artists and national and international artists with related practices, and develops partnerships that benefit artists by providing new means of support through combined private and non-profit sources.  Darger HQ also educates, enriches and exposes the community to some of  the most innovative contemporary art being produced today.


We strive to be the catalyst that makes Nebraska a global player in the contemporary visual arts.

How We Do It

  • We award artists with exhibition/project fellowships and stipends

  • Provide an uncensored environment for artists to present their work

  • Facilitate collaborative work with artists with a focus on peer-learning

  • Provide professional development for the artists and connect them with opportunities nationally and internationally

  • Proceeds from the sales of artwork go directly to the artists, while connecting new collectors to artists' work

  • We commission innovative projects that would otherwise be unrealized because of the existing conservative environment

  • The publication Art Files of the Flatlanders allows an outlet for in-depth discussion of the contemporary visual arts of Nebraska

  • Connect the community with the artists through artist talks, studio visits and public art projects

  • Through our diverse programming, we help build a more inclusive, global, positive and creative community.

About the Name

Henry Darger is considered one of the most important artists of the 20th century. However, Darger worked as a custodian his entire life and no one ever saw his work during his lifetime. The mission of Darger HQ is to expose the world to important and innovative works of art from under- represented contemporary visual artists, and bring to the communities of Nebraska the artwork of new and emerging artists from around the world.