2 to 8 weeks
Paid by host:

Housing, studio space, $100/week stipend are provided.

Paid by artist:

Travel costs and food costs.

Application guidelines:

In their online application portal, upload the following:

  • General Application Information including your preferred dates and length of residency.
  • 2 Statements: A Statement of Submitted Works and a Statement of Intent
  • Work Samples
  • References
  • Professional History (CV)
  • Application fee $35 paid via credit card

Application deadlines are March 1 and September 1 annually. The March 1 deadline determines awards scheduled July – December of the current calendar year. The deadline of September 1, 2022 will determine awards scheduled January – June of the next year.

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Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts


The mission of KHN Center for the Arts is to encourage and support established and emerging visual artists, composers and writers by providing working and living environments that allow for uninterrupted time for work, reflection and creative growth and development. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE offers 2- to 8-week residencies year-round for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Approximately 65-70 residencies are awarded per year.


Resident artists periodically volunteer to offer public talks, performances, presentations etc. KHN hosts a monthly artist talk/open studio event (optional).

Studio Information

Visual artists work in one of three studios, two of which are approx. 425sq. ft. and one that is 258sq. ft. Writers have private studios within the apartments. There is a separate composer studio with an upright piano.

Accommodation Information

Each resident has a private bedroom and a private bathroom within an apartment shared with one other person. Each apartment has a kitchen (meals are the responsibility of residents). The building has laundry facilities and a lounge with a television and phone. Furnishings and linens are provided.

Technical Information
  • Special equipment available: Scroll saw, sp15 vandercook printing press, easels. Some hand tools available. Artists are encourage to bring all equipment / supplies necessary to their process.
  • Musicians/Composers: A studio with an upright piano; two Dynaudio Acoustics BM5A monitors and a Mackie 4-channel compact mixer. Monitor, cords to connect them all, and microphone available.

Nebraska City a quiet river community, nestled along the Missouri River. With its 7.300 residents, tree-shaded, cobbled streets, and elegant Victorian homes, Nebraska City has much to offer the creative spirit.

Contact information

801 3rd Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410
United States

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