Founded in 1981 by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, supports today’s artists through an international artist-in-residence program, temporary exhibitions and commissions, and innovative public programs. The center also serves a critical role in the presentation and understanding of contemporary art, bridging the community of Omaha to a global discourse surrounding cultural production today.
To that end, the center is accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence Program. Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generously sized, private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom. Located in downtown Omaha's historic Old Market district, the Bemis Center's 110,000-square-foot facility accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. Artists-in-residence also have twenty-four-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a nine-thousand-square-foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication.
The independently-driven atmosphere and communal environment in which residents work encourages creative growth and experimentation. These are process-based residencies; there is no expectation or promise of an exhibition in the center's first-floor galleries.
The 2018 residencies will take place from January 10 to April 6, 2018, and May 16 to August 10, 2018. Residents will receive a $750 monthly stipend to help with materials, supplies, and living expenses while in residency. An unrestricted $500 travel stipend will also be provided.
There is a $40 application fee.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Bemis Center website.