Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Lux Center for the Arts Residency

Three Deadlines: (POSTMARK)

November 1, 2010 {Session 1}
March 15, 2011 {Session 2}
June 15, 2011 {Session 2}

Residency Program
LUX Center for the Arts
Lincoln, Nebraska

LUX Center for the Arts offers three-month to two-year residencies to artists at any stages in their career in ceramics, printmaking, painting, fibers and metals. Resident artists receive studio space, exhibition opportunities and teaching experience, while they work to launch their careers as professional artists.

Financial Support
While there is no monthly stipend offered through our residency program, residents have the opportunity to teach community adult and children’s classes for pay. In addition, residents have the opportunity to contract with Doane College-Lincoln to teach classes they offer at the LUX Center in printmaking, ceramics, painting and metal arts. Artists-in-residence are responsible for their own personal living expenses, (including apartment rental and associated expenses), for some supplies and materials related to the cost of producing artwork unique to the artist, and shipping expenses. These are outlined in detail in the contract.

Residency Requirements (truncated)
Artists are required to assist with opening receptions and special events, prepare for and teach community classes, perform studio management and maintenance, and other tasks as requested, for up to ten hours per
Residents are required to teach one class of kid’s art week per session offered at the LUX Center unpaid.
Residents are urged to teach children’s and adult classes for pay.
Artists are expected to develop a body of work by maintaining consistent studio hours, give at least one informal public slide presentation about their work, and leave a piece of work made during the residency as a donation to the LUX Center. The donation will be selected by the artist and the Executive Director and/or Exhibition Director.

Selection Process
Residents are selected by a panel consisting of the Executive Director, Education Director, Exhibition Director, and other invited jurors. Residency periods are arranged by staff according to position openings. The typical residency term is one year, but may range from three months to two years.

Application fee: $15 (non-refundable)

If you are interested in becoming an artist in residence, contact Natalie Nelson via email: or phone: 402-466-8692, or

Download the residency application ( and submit your slides.

Visit website for additional details:

Lux Center for the Arts
2601 N 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68504
Phone: 402-466-8692
Fax: 402-466-3786
Email: info AT luxcenter DOT org