Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Current Artists-in-Residence

Summer 2020 Residency Program Update

In light of the uncertainty set forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bemis Center has made the difficult decision to cancel our Summer 2020 Residency session. Many factors were taken into consideration including the one of utmost importance––the health and safety of our artists-in-residence, staff, and interns as well as our local Omaha community. Bemis has always been a place where artists from around the world gather and expand their practice. When brainstorming the various alternative ways we might be able to continue the program this summer, it was clear that the fundamental character of the residency would be greatly affected and the participating artists would not receive a true Bemis experience. We are honoring commitments to all artists accepted to the Summer 2020 session, including their stipends, and offering a deferment to the Summer 2021 Residency session. Therefore, we have closed the Open Call for applications for Summer 2021. If you already applied for the Summer 2021 Residency session you have been sent a message from us regarding your options. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Kranker, Residency Program Manager, at 402.341.7130 x 12 or

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