Sunday, June 24, 2012

Bemis Center Residency Program

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

September 30, 2012 for JULY 2013 - DECEMBER 2013 residency
February 28, 2013 for JANUARY 2014 - JUNE 2014 residency

Residency Program
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Omaha, NE

The Residency Program at the Bemis Center was started by artists for artists and is a program that truly trusts artists and seeks to support the creative process. The Residency Program provides support in the form of time, space and monthly stipends to 36 artists per year. Three month residencies allow artists time to reflect, research and take risks. Our famously large live/work studios and installation spaces allow artists to do the work they cannot do elsewhere. Access to on-site facilities and a monthly stipend allow each artist to concentrate fully on their creative process.

TIME 3 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time.
SPACE The Bemis Center is housed in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet. Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private bathroom and 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, installation spaces, and a large sculpture fabrication facility.
SUPPORT $750 monthly stipend.

The application is only online. When applying uou will be prompted to:
* Complete the application. The application will ask for the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation are not required.
* Submit a current resume and/or CV. Collaborative teams must submit individual resumes/CV.
* Upload up to 10 images, video and/or audio clips of your work created in the last two years.
* Provide image details for each image file (title of work, date executed, media and dimensions). Add any brief narrative necessary to inform the jury about each individual work.
* Pay the $40.00 (US Dollars) application fee.

Foreign Applicants Please Note:
* Accepted applicants must be able to speak and understand English.

Visit website for information:

Online Application:

For more information about the Artist Residency Program please contact Heather Johnson, Residency Program Manager, at 402.341.7130 x 12 or via e.mail at heather(at)

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone:: 402.341.7130
Fax:: 402.341.9791