The SEAK Organization Proudly sponsors The Flatiron Luthier Cooperative space as a multifunctional venue dedicated to enhancing and enriching our musical community. We are a dedicated non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and we use the space accordingly. However, members of our community can also rent this space and all proceeds go directly towards our Mission outreach.
SEAK Mission Objectives:
1. Promoting Musical Education and Outreach.
2. Perpetuating and Conserving Cultural Existence.
3. Promoting Musical Arts and Interdisciplinary Cooperation.
4. Empowering Minorities and International Musical Artists or those in Financial Need. We have instruments to loan to scholarship recipients and also sponsor private lessons.
FLC Scholarship winner Mathew Murray is having a very successful 2023 season! On May 27th, 2023, he won 1st place at the Omaha Mobile Stage Youth Talent Show. Mathew deserves a hearty congrats for his achievements this season, which include August 18th, 2023, being honored as concertmaster with the Kanesville Symphony Orchestra for the PACE Interactive Fundraiser. April 2023, and Kanesville Symphony Orchestra performing "Pink Floyd, The Wall," just to name a few.
FLC's featuredcommunity partner Emerging Ladies Academy received The Omaha Community Foundation African American Unit Grant for a total of $10,000! Congratulations to ELA as this month's featured partner. ELA will host a Brunch Fundraiser to send a delegation to Zimbabwe. Tiffany Gamble is the Executive Director of ELA and a Developmental Queen in Naa Oshedu Osaga I Sowutoum Arcca Ghana.
FLC's community partner Brooke Sperry Fine Arts welcomes the fall season with an event with The Dragon Hord Jewelry. FLC is proud to feature UNHALLOWED: HALLOWEEN ART WITH A WITH A TWIST sponsored by The Flatiron Luthier Cooperative (FLC) and in support of Good Vibrations. This event is is free to attend and will feature Fine art raffle with all proceeds benefiting local non-profit Good Vibrations!
Local Art Plug and Las Chingonas Entertainment are collaborating to bring you the first ever
Latine Art & Culture Fest in downtown Omaha. We’ll be shutting down 18th St from St Mary’s
Ave to Howard St for this celebration.
Artists displaying and selling Latine inspired art pieces
Local art plug offers affordable gallery space to artists and the community. For this event we will display several works of art from local artists focused on celebrating and highlighting Latine culture. We will also host a same day voting with the most popular artists receiving gifts and swag for participating. Be sure to tag your friends and come support them to win!
FLC's community partner The Omaha Chamber Music Society and KVNO collaborated for the annual Good Vibrations Used Instrument Drive. Over 40 instruments were donated by the Omaha community and will be fixed and given to Title I schools in the Omaha Metro area. Good Vibrations got a variety of instruments, including cellos, flutes, and accordions. FLC encourages our community members and partners to contribute to the drive. You may drop it off at the KVNO office on the UNO campus. Dodge Street, 6001; CPACS 200. The Good Vibrations initiative of the Omaha Chamber Music Society will fix donated instruments before distributing them to music students in Omaha Metro's Title I schools. Pianos and tubas are the only used instruments that cannot be dropped off or recycled. Please email Judy Divis of Good Vibrations at email@example.com if you would like to donate one of these instruments. FLC is thankful for KVNO to be OCMS's partner in Good Vibrations!
FLC community partner Good Vibrations also partnered with the Heartland Integration Center and Yates Illuminates to put on a Summer Drumming Camp for refugee children. It was taught by the incomparable Judi Unger, OPS vocal musician teacher and African Drum master. The camp was 2 weeks long, had about 40 participants and culminated in a performance by the group. They were outstanding So many smiles and new friendships! We plan to make this a yearly event.
Following a successful inaugural year with 2,200+ participants, FLC community partner Tri-Faith Initiative hosted the second annual United We Walk fundraiser — a 1-mile loop around the Tri-Faith Commons near 132nd and Pacific streets — on Sunday, September 10th at 3PM had a ancient instrument water coloring station. FLC sparked so much joy with the youth by having a table at the community village along with a special performance at 5:00PM introducing FLC to the community through the efforts of Anne Nagosky and her Merry band of Fiddlers!