Located in the historic Old Market, Omaha’s arts and culture district, the Bemis Center offers a 110,000 square foot facility that accommodates a broad range of artistic activity. Selected artists-in-residence enjoy generous sized, private live/work studios complete with kitchen and bathroom, and a $1,000 USD monthly stipend. Due to the limitations of B2 visas (touring/visiting), international artists-in-residence are eligible to receive reimbursement of qualified expenses, such as airfare, ground transportation, and meals. Selected artists are responsible for organizing travel to Omaha to attend the residency. Artists-in-residence have 24-hour access to extensive installation and production spaces and the Okada Sculpture & Ceramics Facility, a 9,000 square foot industrial space used for large-scale sculpture fabrication; and a Sound Studio for rehearsing and recording.
This is an independently-driven, process-based residency in a communal environment, fostering creative growth, experimentation, and supportive exchange. There are no expectations placed on residents to create or promise of an exhibition in our first-floor galleries. Artists who are interested in applying to any 2023 open call opportunity (Jan–Aprill, May–August, or September–November) will be required to submit a separate application and application fee for each designated session. In the event an artist is selected for more than one session, the artist will select one session to attend.
(Spring + Summer) Deadline: April 8, 2022 by 11:59 PM CST.
(Fall) Deadline: August 1, 2022 by 11:59 PM CST.