Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Bemis Center for Contemporary Art

There's an application deadline of February 28 for the residency program at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Here's info. I have a friend who had this residency; it was deluxe. Pass the word.

Lucrecia Troncoso, artist-in-residence 2011 working in installation space at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

    The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts offers artists-in-residence the gift of time, space, and financial support. Application deadline: February 28
    Because Exceptional Talent Deserves to be Supported.
    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.
    The Bemis Center provides artists-in-residence with the gift of time, space and financial support.
    2 - 4 months of uninterrupted, self-directed work time.
    * 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 9,000
    square feet of installation spaces and a large sculpture fabrication facility.
    * The newly renovated 10,000 square foot Okada Sculpture Facility features 12 foot
    garage doors, a kiln room with a 31"W x 42"L x 27"D Bailey electric kiln, a clay mixing
    room, 176 square foot ventilated room, welding facilities and 6,000 square feet of open
    $750 monthly stipend granted to each artist.
    Are you ready for your residency?
    JANUARY 2013 - JUNE 2013: Application Deadline: February 28, 2012
    Our application is only online, please visit
    The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 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.
    Former artist-in-residence Sam Duket (AIR 2011)
    Former artist-in-residence Sam Duket (AIR 2011) working in the Bemis Center's newly renovated Okada Sculpture and Ceramics Facility
    Melissa Cooke, artist-in-residence 2011
     Melissa Cooke, artist-in-residence 2011
    Yashua Klos, artist-in-residence 2012
     Yashua Klos, artist-in-residence 2012
    Alejandro Almanza, artist-in-residence 2011
     Alejandro Almanza, artist-in-residence 2011

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