Natasha Bowdoin, artist-in-residence 2012 at Bemis Center in downtown Omaha, NE
Natasha Bowdoin, artist-in-residence 2012 at Bemis Center in downtown Omaha, NE

OMAHA, NEBRASKA |  The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is seeking applications for its residency program which offers artists the gift of time, space, and financial support. Application deadline: September 30.

According to the center’s advert, “Few programs exist either on the national or international level where the sole mission is to support the creativity of artists. From the beginning, the art-making process has been the highest priority at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, where both the atmosphere and environment offer ideal situations for creative growth and experimentation. Artists from around the world come to the Bemis Center to work in this supportive community and confront new challenges.”

Of course, the first sentence is not entirely true; there are hundreds of residency programs that do indeed support the creativity of artists. Sometimes there are strings attached.

Here is what Bemis says it offers:

TIME:  3 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time.

SPACE * The Bemis Center is housed in two urban warehouses totaling 110,000 square feet in downtown Omaha, NE.

* Each artist is provided with a generously sized live/work studio with a private bathroom and kitchen, 24 hour access to facilities including a wood shop, approximately 6,500 square feet of installation spaces and a large sculpture fabrication facility.

* The recently renovated 10,000 square foot Okada Sculpture Facility features 12 foot garage doors, a kiln room with a 31″W x 42″L x27″D Bailey electric kiln, a clay mixing room, 176 square footventilated room, welding facilities and 6,000 square feet of openspace

SUPPORT:  $750 monthly stipend granted to each artists.

Are you ready for your residency? To apply for a residency for July to December 2013, apply by this deadline: September 30, 2012

For more information and to apply, visit BemisCenter.org.

Our application is only online, please visit http://www.bemiscenter.org/residency/ to apply and for more information.

The Bemis Center for was founded in 1981 by artists, for artists. As an artist-centered organization, the Bemis Center’s sole mission is to support contemporary artists of exceptional talent. In this spirit, the Bemis Center seeks to perpetually give the institution to artists working at the forefront of contemporary culture. In addition to our international artist-in-residence program, our exhibitions, projects and community arts programs provide direct support to artists’ process and catalyze their work to engage and challenge the public.

 Brian Porray, artist-in-residence 2012 at Bemis Center in downtown Omaha, NE
Brian Porray, artist-in-residence 2012 at Bemis Center in downtown Omaha, NE
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