Sunday, June 09, 2013

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center Artist Residency

Deadlines: September 1, 2013 (ONLINE)

Artist Residency
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Nebraska City, NE
2014 Session 1: January 6, 2014 - June 20, 2014

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers from fifty to sixty juried residencies per year to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, age, race, religion, or national origin.

The KHN Center accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks. Each resident is provided with comfortable accommodations, ample studio space, and a weekly $100 stipend for the duration of their stay.

All residents are selected by a discipline-specific panel of professionals with decisions based on the quality of the proposal and the support materials submitted. Nebraska artists and those transitioning from graduate school receive special consideration by the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. Each year, some residencies are reserved for these artists. Applicants are required to apply online through our Slideroom portal. A non-refundable application fee of $35 applies.

Application deadlines are March 1 for July - December residencies and September 1 for January - June residencies annually.
Applications are being accepted for 2014 Session 1: January 6, 2014 - June 20, 2014

Jurors: Residency awards are based upon the recommendations of two jurors who independently review support materials (without names attached) submitted by applicants. Jurors normally serve for two years.

Guidelines for Online Applications (truncated)
The following list gives general requirements for all applicants.

1. Application information including your general information and requested dates of residency.

2. Statement about submitted works (limit 200 words, ~1500 characters) and a statement of intent of what you propose to work on while at the Center including why the residency is important to you at this stage in your career (limit 200 words, ~1500 characters). Your name MUST NOT appear in the contents of either statement.

3. Contact information for two professional references who are familiar with your work and your potential to be a positive member of our small community of residents.

4. Professional history from your current resume or vita. Your name MAY appear in the contents of this information.

5. An optional outreach proposal. If you are interested in doing outreach in our community, you can provide us with information about the type of activity or event you would like to facilitate. This is NOT required for you to be considered for a residency.

6. Support materials, or work samples, for your specific discipline. See the guidelines for your discipline below to help you prepare your materials. Your name MUST NOT appear in the contents of your support materials or in the corresponding file info entered in the online portal.

7. Application fee of $35 paid via credit card through the online portal. The fee includes our base fee plus an additional fee for media upload. All fees are paid through the portal; check or money order can not be sent to the Center.

Download PDF of specific guidelines for your discipline.

All Writers
Music Composers
Visual Artists

APPLY ONLINE at the slideroom portal.

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Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
801 3rd Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410