Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 2022 Artists-in-Residence Program

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts’ mission has centered on providing artists from around the world with dedicated time, space and resources to conduct research and create new work. To that end, the center is currently accepting applications for its Fall 2022 Artists-in-Residence program Sept. 7–Nov. 11, 2022. The residency is a processbased experience that provides residents with the opportunity to research, experiment and explore free from expectations. Selected artists will stay in the center’s residences, located in downtown Omaha, Nebraska’s historic Old Market, which feature private live/work studios, complete with a kitchen and bathroom. Residents have 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces; the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000 square foot industrial workshop used for large-scale sculpture fabrication; and a sound studio for rehearsing and recording. A Bemis residency also includes complimentary laundry facilities, utilities, Wi-Fi and access to an on-site research library.

■ Eligibility: Bemis artist-in-residence opportunities are open to national and international artists 21 years of age and older who show a strong professional working history. A variety of disciplines are accepted including, but not limited to, visual arts, media/ new genre, performance, architecture, film/ video, interdisciplinary arts, sound art and music composition, and choreography. Bemis residency alumni may re-apply after a five-year hiatus from the program. To be eligible, artists may not be enrolled in an academic program during their residency. Small collaborative groups are eligible to apply, however, the Bemis Center is only able to accommodate two members of a collaborative group to live on-site and participate in the residency. Selected artists must attend a minimum of eight consecutive weeks to receive the award.

■ Funding: U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $1,000 USD monthly stipend and an additional $750 USD travel stipend. Due to the limitations of B2 visas (touring/visiting), international artists-in-residence are eligible to receive reimbursement of qualified expenses, such as airfare, ground transportation and meals.

■ Deadline: Aug. 16, 2021

■ Contact: Holly Kranker, Residency Program Manager Email:

Phone: 402-341-7130 x 12

Application Deadline:2021-08-16
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