Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Bemis Alumni Program

Open to any artist who has participated in Bemis Center’s Residency Program or has exhibited at Bemis since the organization’s founding in 1981, the Bemis Alumni Program ensures the organization’s ongoing relevance, impact, and connection to its former artists by providing financial resources, unique opportunities, and expanding professional networks.

Alumni can apply for a 4–6 week Alumni Residency at Bemis Center to continue their research and work. Two alumni will be selected by a rotating panel comprised of artists and arts professionals, such as curators, academics, and/or critics. 

This $5,000 unrestricted annual award is designed to provide financial support to increase the capacity of an alum’s practice. Funds may be used for any purpose and do not need to be tied to a specific project or body of work. This award is by nomination only and is selected by a panel of renowned curators and art historians.

Bemis Center will host alumni convenings in cities across the United States. Future Alumni Convenings to be announced soon!

Connect with fellow alumni, share your current projects, and receive Bemis Alumni Program updates by joining our Facebook group – Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Alumni

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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
724 S. 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
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Phone:: 402.341.7130