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 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.

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