Deadline: 30/06/2015

2016 Open Call Artists in Residence Opportunities

Residency Session: January 13 - April 8, 2016 Residency Session: May 18 - August 12, 2016

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. We 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.

Residency Session: January 13 - April 8, 2016

Residency Session: May 18 - August 12, 2016

Artists Selected: 18

Selected artists-in-residence will enjoy a generous live/work studio complete with private kitchen and bathroom. Located in downtown Omaha’s historic Old Market, the 110,000 square foot facility offers 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces, and able to accommodate a broad range of artistic activity. This independently-driven atmosphere and communal environment encourages creative growth and experimentation to confront new challenges. Residents also receive a $750 monthly stipend to help with travel, materials, supplies, and living expenses while in residency.

To Apply:

Fees & Stipend:
A $40 non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application paid via credit card or by PayPal. Submission of applications is only accepted online through Artists-in-residence receive a $750 monthly stipend. A $100 cleaning and maintenance fee for studio needs will be deducted from the final stipend. Bemis Center is not responsible for artist’s travel to Omaha to attend the residency.

Additional Expectations or Opportunities:
Artists are invited to choose participation in at least one opportunity for public presentation, such as our monthly lecture series or our public Open Studios.

Application Review Process:
SlideRoom will confirm receipt of your submitted application. Residency applications are reviewed each cycle by a rotating panel represented by arts professionals such as artists, curators, academics, and/or critics. The review process will take 10-12 weeks from the application deadline. Notifications to all applicants will be sent via email after the selection panel has made its final decision.

For more information:

Contact Holly Kranker, Residency Program Manager, at 402.341.7130 x 12 or 

2016 Open Call Artists in Residence Opportunities

2016 Open Call Artists in Residence Opportunities

United States

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