Founded in 1981, by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, supports artists through an international artist-in-residence program, temporary exhibitions and commissions, and innovative public programs. The Bemis Center 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 Programs. Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generously sized, private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom. Located in downtown Omaha’s historic Old Market, the Bemis Center's 110,000-square-foot facility accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. Artists-in-residence 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 center's independently driven atmosphere and communal environment encourages residents to experiment, explore their creativity, and confront new challenges. This is a process-based residency; there is no expectation or promise of an exhibition in the center's first-floor galleries. Residencies take place from September 19, 2018, to November 16, 2018.
Residents receive a $750 monthly stipend to help with materials, supplies, and living expenses while in residency. An unrestricted $500 travel stipend is also provided.
The program requires a $40 application fee.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Bemis Center website.