Bemis Center in Omaha Accepting Applications for Artist Residencies

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.

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