Founded in 1981, by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts provides a diversity of residency opportunities to work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. Bemis facilitates the development of material and intellectual interests; and maintains an alumni program that further extends Bemis support. We offer artists-in-residence unmatched critical and technical guidance, access to assistants and interns, an established network of resources, and opportunities to engage in dialogue with Bemis Center communities.
Current Artists-in-Residence Opportunities:
January 13 - April 8, 2016
May 18 - August 12, 2016
TOTAL ARTISTS SELECTED: 18
Selected artists-in-residence will enjoy a generous live/work studio complete with private kitchen and bathroom. Located in downtown Omaha’s historic Old Market, the 110,000 square foot facility offers 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces, and able to accommodate a broad range of artistic activity. This independently-driven atmosphere and communal environment encourages creative growth and experimentation to confront new challenges. Residents also receive a $750 monthly stipend to help with travel, materials, supplies, and living expenses while in residency.
About Bemis Center
The Bemis Center has been hailed as “one of the great treasures of its kind in the country” by Jane Alexander, former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, and was recently recognized as one of the "Top 10 residencies around the globe" by ArtInfo
Watch this video to learn more about the Bemis residency program from artists that we have supported.