2018 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Residency Session: January 10–April 6, 2018
Residency Session: May 16–August 10, 2018
Total Artists Selected: 18 (9 artists per residency session)
Deadline: 11:59PM | April 1, 2017
Application fee: $40
OMAHA, Neb.–The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications for Artist-in-Residence Programs occurring January 10–April 6, 2018 and May 16–August 10, 2018. The application deadline is April 1, 2017. National and international artists of all backgrounds and areas of practice are encouraged to apply.
Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generous 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 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000 square foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication. This independently-driven atmosphere and communal environment encourage creative growth and experimentation to confront new challenges. This is a process-based residency; there is no expectation or promise of an exhibition in our first-floor galleries. 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. Additional provided resources
Artists-in-residence participate in the Bemis Center’s Open House / Open Studios public program where they open their studios to provide attendees a glimpse into their process, present works-in-progress, and deliver a short presentation.
Applications are accepted via SlideRoom at bemis.slideroom.com.
About the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Founded in 1981, by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts supports today’s artists through an international artist-in-residence program, temporary exhibitions and commissions, and innovative public programs. Located in the historic Old Market district, 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.