Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Community @ Carver Application

Created by artist Theaster Gates in collaboration with the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Carver Bank serves as a hub for creative and public life in North Omaha. Carver Bank includes public meeting and performance space, Big Mama's Sandwich Shop, and an outdoor garden.

As the steward of Carver Bank, the Bemis Center activates the site with a diverse array of programming that aims to draw a racially and economically diverse audience to North Omaha; to provide a space for meaningful dialogue about contemporary artistic practices and social issues; and to critically engage with issues of race, class, and place.

As part of this effort the Bemis Center invites local artists, collectives, and community based groups to submit applications to use Carver Bank for performances, workshops, meetups, and other events. We are especially interested in hosting programs that engage publics in discussion, skill sharing, and arts education. Rental fees may apply (sliding scale basis).

Download Application HERE


Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
12th and Leavenworth
Admission and Parking: FREE
Phone:: 402.341.7130
Fax:: 402.341.9791