Meet Your State Captain
Skyler Dykes is a budding arts administrator with work experience in arts education, community engagement, and donor development. Until her appointment as Interim Executive Director, Skyler served Nebraskans for the Arts as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors. Since 2018, she has collaborated with NFTA to coordinate an annual Arts Advocacy Day at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an event which engages students in state and federal advocacy initiatives and celebrates cross-disciplinary student artwork.
Prior to her current role, Skyler held positions at Omaha Performing Arts, the Lied Center for Performing Arts, and Wichita Grand Opera. In these roles, she coordinated outreach initiatives, assisted with curriculum development for PK-12 arts programs, and wrote a series of successful grants, receiving funding from local, state, and national arts organizations. Outside of the arts sector, Skyler most recently worked as a Community Ambassador at United Way of the Midlands, where she fundraised over a quarter of a million dollars for the organization.
Skyler holds a BA with Honors and Distinction in Music and French from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While an undergraduate, she was active in arts leadership on campus and earned a Yamaha Fellowship to participate in the inaugural class of the Eastman School of Music’s Leadership Academy.
Favorite Art Form: Opera
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