Language 
English
Founded 
1981
Paid by host 

Artists-in-residence receive a $750 monthly stipend and an additional $500 travel stipend. Additional material supply stipends are not available.

Paid by artist 

Personal travel to and from Omaha, Nebraska.

Application guidelines 

Application fee (USD): $40.00. Submission of applications is only accepted online.

Deadline 
15/12/2017

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Description 

Founded in 1981, by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts provides a diversity of residency opportunities to work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. Bemis facilitates the development of material and intellectual interests; and maintains an alumni program that further extends Bemis support. They offer artists-in-residence unmatched critical and technical guidance, access to assistants and interns, an established network of resources, and opportunities to engage in dialogue with Bemis Center communities.

Artists who are interested in applying to both 2018 open call opportunities (January–April & May–August) will be required to submit a separate application and application fee for each designated session. In the event an artist is selected for both, the artist will be only able to select one session to attend.

Outcome 

This is a process-based residency; there is no expectation or promise of an exhibition in the first-floor galleries. Artists are invited to participate in at least one opportunity for public presentation, such as the monthly lecture series or the public Open Studios.

Accommodation Information 

Bemis facilitates the development of material and intellectual interests and maintains an alumni program that further extends Bemis support. They offer artists-in-residence unmatched critical and technical guidance, access to assistants and interns, an established network of resources, and opportunities to engage in dialogue with Bemis Center communities.

Studio Information 

Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generous sized, private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom.

Technical Information 

Okada Sculpture Facility features 12 ft garage doors, a kiln room with Bailey electric kiln, a clay mixing room, 176 sq. ft. ventilated room, welding facilities, woodshop, access to hand and powertools, and an additional 6,500 sq. ft. of open installation and workspace.

Location 

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.

Address: 
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
United States
Telephone 
+1 402 3417130
Fax 
+1 402 3419791

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