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