Open Call

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: 2022–2023 Curator-in-Residence Program Open Call

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

With Funding
Omaha, United States


Residency opportunities are open to national and international arts professionals 21+ years of age, showing a strong professional working history. Students enrolled in an academic program during the time of requested residency are not eligible to apply. QUALIFICATIONS Five years equivalent professional work experience in the field with a minimum of 2–3 years of curatorial experience in an academic, nonprofit, alternative space, contemporary performing arts and/or commercial gallery setting Strong knowledge of national and international contemporary art and a keen interest in understanding and working with Omaha’s cultural landscape Excellent verbal and written communications skills Creative and strategic thinker with the capacity to take initiative and to work independently as well as a team player in a fun, yet demanding, arts organization

Number of Participants

Residency Session: January 3, 2022–June 30, 2023 Deadline: 11:59pm CST | May 14, 2021 Notifications to all applicants will be made via email by June 30, 2021


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 03, 2022 - June 30, 2022


  • $2,500.00 material budget (one-time)
  • $750.00 travel budget
  • $250.00 stipend (weekly)


  • $40.00 application fee


Ceramic Facility, Co-Working, Darkroom, Desk Space, Fabrication Lab, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Sound Studio


Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Bathroom


No meals


Animation, Artificial Intelligence, Ceramics, Design, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Multimedia, Music, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Public Art, Sculpture, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Video Art, Visual Arts


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Program Description

The Curator-in-Residence is provided a generous sized, private live/work studio including a kitchen and private bathroom and is equipped with basic items (linens, bedding, dishes, a basic set of tools, etc.) and furniture (bed, table, chairs, desk). Bemis residents have access to a variety of additional furniture that can be placed in the studio. Studios are also equipped with a paint sink, plywood-backed sheetrocked walls, accessible windows, concrete floors, and 12’ ceilings. Additional amenities include complimentary utilities, laundry, WiFi, and free parking. The Curator-in-Residence studio is for single occupancy only; Bemis Center is unable to accommodate partners, children, and pets.

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