Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts


Meredith James

Meredith James, artist-in-residence 2012


We are currently undertaking a review of the residency program and the application process to ensure that it reflects current contemporary art practices so that we can better support artists. The application cycle is now closed. For updates on upcoming application deadlines, sign up for our newsletter or check our web site for future announcements. To receive our newsletter, click here.

For more information about the Artist Residency Program please contact Holly Kranker, Interim Residency Program Manager, at 402.341.7130 x 12 or via email at hollyk(at)

I can’t say enough how fabulous and supportive the environment of Bemis is to my creative process…I worked constantly, pretty much every day for long hours, and it was a treasure to have this time. I can honestly say it has been one of the most productive residencies I have ever been on.
Stephanie Syjuco, 
Mixed-Media, Conceptual, San Francisco, CA

Artist-in-Residence May – August 2013
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The Bemis Center is a proud member of the Alliance of Artists Communities.

Derek Cote

Derek Coté, artist-in-residence 2011

Sophie Barbasch, AIR 2011

Sophie Barbasch, artist-in-residence 2011

James Austin Murray, AIR 2012

James Austin Murray, artist-in-residence 2012

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