Open Call

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: 2022 Alumni Residency Open Call

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

With Funding
Omaha, United States


Alumni Residency opportunities are open to national and international artists who have participated in Bemis Center’s Residency Program or have exhibited at Bemis after a two-year hiatus from the program. Artists who participated in the Bemis Residency Program or exhibited at Bemis prior to August 2019 are eligible to apply for a 2022 residency. Artists enrolled in an academic program during the time of the residency opportunity are not eligible to apply. Small collaborative groups are eligible to apply. Please note, if selected, Bemis Center is only able to accommodate two members of a collaborative group to attend the residency and live on-site. Bemis welcomes international artists to apply. Working knowledge of English is helpful as Bemis Center is unable to offer an interpreter.

Number of Participants

Two Bemis alumni will be selected to participate in a 4–6 week Alumni Residency to be scheduled during a 2022 residency session: January 19–April 15, 2022 May 18–August 12, 2022 September 7–November 11, 2022 Total Artists Selected: 2 Deadline: August 16, 2021 | 11:59 PM CST Notifications to all applicants will be made via email on October 1, 2021.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 19, 2022 - November 11, 2022


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


  • $15.00 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


No languages listed

Program Description

For four decades Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, material, performative, and social practices. To date, more than 1,000 artists have participated in the residency program. Bemis offers artists-in-residence unmatched technical guidance, access to interns, and an established network of resources. Participants have the opportunity to create networks, collaborate, and share their work with fellow artists-in-residence, organizational partners, and the public. The Bemis Alumni Program extends artist support beyond their Bemis residency through Alumni Residencies, an annual Alumni Award, and Alumni Convenings.

Similar Open Calls