Request for Proposals
Proposals are being sought from artists whose work engages with social and public practice in any or all disciplines: visual arts, performance, theater, dance, film/video and new media.
Applications accepted starting Feb 10, 2014. Return to this page to submit your proposal on that date.
Deadline for proposals: 5:00 PM, March 14, 2014.
- $10,000 monetary award to create meaningful projects and programs to engage with Bay Area communities.
- Professional support and marketing, institutional support, and access to a broader audience for the artist’s work.
- Feature-length profile in Art Practical and portfolio of artist’s work presented in Daily Serving.
At the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, we create transformative opportunities for our Artists-in-Residence to explore and realize their most important ideas by providing: access to a supportive and rigorous intellectual community, robust opportunities for studio and social practice, generous live/work space, an abundance of time, extensive technical assistance and financial support.
The Bemis Center currently supports artists with three residency programs: at our main campus in the Old Market, at Carver Bank in North Omaha and through opportunities to work with our community partners.
The Bemis Center was recently recognized as one of the “Top 10 residencies around the globe” by ArtInfo, and Jane Alexander, the former head of the National Endowment for the Arts, has called the Bemis Center “one of the great treasures of its kind in the country.”
Bemis Center Old Market Live-Work Studio Residencies
For more than 30 years, the Bemis Center has supported artists through its Old Market residency program at its 110,000-square-foot main campus located in downtown Omaha’s historic Old Market neighborhood. These residencies provide artists from around the world with long-term opportunities to focus on their practice and to engage in critical dialogue with the Bemis Center community. The Bemis Center provides Artists-in-Residence with community engagement opportunities, unmatched staff support, and regular access to artist assistants and interns.
Artists-in-Residence enjoy a generous live/work studio for up to three months, complete with a private kitchen and bathroom. The Old Market campus, offers 24-hour access to extensive installation spaces and production facilities, and can accommodate a broad range of artistic activity, including conceptual, material, performative and social practices. Residents also receive a $750 monthly stipend to help with materials, supplies, and living expenses while in residency.