Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

About Bemis Center's Residency Program

Since 1981, Bemis Center has provided artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work. Frequently cited as one of the top international residency programs, Bemis Center offers artists private live/work studios, financial support, technical/administrative assistance, and opportunities for intellectual discourse about contemporary art through free public programs, such as panel discussions, lectures, and knowledge-sharing workshops. Nearly 900 artists have participated in the residency program.

Established in 2017 as the first of its kind in Nebraska, Bemis Center’s Curator-in-Residence Program provides a curator the opportunity to participate in the Bemis Residency Program, serve as a professional resource to Bemis artists-in-residence and the Greater Omaha arts community, and organize exhibitions and public programs at Bemis Center. 

Bemis Center’s Sound Art + Experimental Music Program, launched in 2019, is a special track within the Residency Program for artists working in sound, composition, voice, and music of all genres. Participating artists will receive financial, technical, and administrative support, along with dedicated facilities for rehearsing, recording, and performing. The program includes a performance venue offering free live shows for the public to experience the latest innovations by local, national, and international sound artists and experimental musicians.




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