2019 residencies at Bemis Center

2019 residencies at Bemis Center

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications for the 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program. The residency sessions are: January 23–April 19, 2019; May 22–August 16, 2019; September 18–November 15, 2019.

National and international artists of all backgrounds and areas of practice are encouraged to apply. Selected artists-in-residence enjoy 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.

U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $1,000 USD monthly stipend and an additional $500 USD travel stipend. Due to the limitations of B2 visas (touring/visiting), international artists-in-residence are eligible to receive reimbursement of qualified expenses, such as airfare, ground transportation, and meals. Bemis Center is not responsible for organizing artist’s travel to Omaha to attend the residency. Additional stipends for studio supplies or materials are not available.

Artists are invited to participate in at least one opportunity for public presentation, such as the public Open House / Open Studios. Selected artists must attend a minimum of eight consecutive weeks to receive the award. Artists are not able to defer or reschedule if unable to attend the residency.

Residency opportunities are open to national and international artists 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to, visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, literature, interdisciplinary arts, music composition, and choreography. Submission of applications is only accepted online with deadline 1st May 2018. There is an application fee (USD) of $40.00.