Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Bemis Alumni Program

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is thrilled to officially launch its formal 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 Alumni Program ensures the organization’s ongoing relevance, impact, and connection to its former artists by providing financial resources and 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. All past exhibiting and residency alumni are eligible to apply. Two alumni will be selected by a rotating panel comprised of artists and arts professionals, such as curators, academics, and/or critics to participate in an Alumni Residency to be scheduled in 2020. Applications for 2020 Alumni Residency opportunities were accepted through August 31, 2019, and the recipients will be notified December 31, 2019. 

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. In December, one Bemis alumni will be announced as the winner of the 2019 Alumni Award. Our hope is to grow the number of Alumni Awards in the coming years. This award is by nomination only and will be selected by an independent panel consisting of renowned curators and art historians.

Bemis Center will continue to 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 South 12th Street
Omaha, NE 68102
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Phone:: 402.341.7130