KANEKO has a new direction

May 24, 2012

Omaha’s KANEKO has a new board chairman and new plans for programming.

In March, then-Executive Director Hal France stepped down. Jim Linder, Incoming Chairman of the Board, says France stepped down as part of a planning process.  Linder says the board believed a different structure was needed for KANEKO as it looked at integrating administrative leadership, fundraising and programming.

KANEKO’s mission, to promote creativity and explore innovation will not change.  What will change, according to Linder, is that programming in the new season will follow four major themes.

"Those are design, including visual arts and architecture, performing arts, ideas, including philosophy and the human condition, and finally, innovation and entrepreneurship.  And we’ll have programs in the coming year in all those areas.”

Details on KANEKO’s upcoming season are available online at