Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 2022 Artists-in-Residence

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 2022 Artists-in-Residence

deadline: Monday, August 16, 2021

For nearly four decades, the core mission of the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts has been to provide artists from around the world with dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and create new work.

To that end, the center is accepting applications for its 2022 Artists-in-Residence program. The center is in downtown Omaha, Nebraska’s historic Old Market, and residences feature private live/work studios complete with a kitchen and bathroom and 24-hour access to the expansive installation and production spaces within the center’s 110,000-square-foot main facility and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000-square-foot sculpture fabrication space and workshop. A Bemis residency also includes complimentary laundry facilities, utilities, Wi-Fi, and access to an on-site research library.

Artists working in disciplines invited to apply include, but are not limited to, the visual arts, media/new genre, performance, architecture, film/video, interdisciplinary arts, sound art, and music composition, and choreography. U.S.-based artists-in-residence receive a $1,000 monthly stipend and an additional $750 travel stipend through the program. 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.

Although this is a process-based residency, and there is no expectation or promise of an exhibition, artists are invited to participate in at least one opportunity for public presentation. Selected artists must attend a minimum of eight consecutive weeks to receive the award.

To be eligible, artists may not be enrolled in an academic program during their residency.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the Bemis Center website here

Sam Koren
Sam Koren
Tania Qurashi
Tania Qurashi
Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.
Rachel Bomze
Rachel Bomze

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, & forgotten territories reclaimed by nature, I create immersive installations out of hand-cut Tyvek—a nonwoven material most familiar as an insulating wrap used in the construction industry. These environments might be fairy-tale forests or the sites of biological disasters. Perhaps both.
Summer J. Hart
Summer J. Hart

Influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, & forgotten territories reclaimed by nature, I create immersive installations…

Influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, & forgotten territories reclaimed by nature, I create immersive installations out of hand-cut Tyvek—a nonwoven material most familiar as an insulating…

Influenced by folklore, superstition, divination, & forgotten territories reclaimed by nature, I create immersive installations out of hand-cut Tyvek—a nonwoven material most familiar as an insulating wrap used in the construction…

Erin Elman
Erin Elman
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