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Session 2 Residencies – Call For Artists

Session 2 Residencies – Call For Artists

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (KHN), located in Nebraska City, NE announces a call for artists for their Session 2 Residencies. Sixty to seventy juried residencies per year to visual and interdisciplinary artists. KHN accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks.

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Deadline: 1 Mar 2019

A non-refundable application fee of $35 applies.

All residents are selected by a discipline-specific panel of professionals. Decisions are based on the quality of the proposal and the support materials submitted. Nebraska artists and those transitioning from graduate school receive special consideration.

Session 2 Residencies Artist Benefits

Residents receive $100 stipend per week, private bedroom, bathroom, and studio spaces. Each living space has a fully-stocked kitchen. Residents purchase own food. The grounds and building are immaculately kept. KHN promotes not only upcoming and current residents and their work, but also news about alumni residents’ projects. The residents benefit from unencumbered time and space as there are no project requirements, performance requirement, or required community outreach (all are optional). The staff is dedicated to making sure each resident feels welcomed, at home, and has what they need to work productively in our peaceful setting. KHN holds a monthly Third Thursday Artist Talks (optional) where residents can showcase their work.

About Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Since 2001, KHN has hosted more than 60 working artists each year. Residencies include a combination of visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists. Each has found privacy to create along with ample opportunities to interact with fellow artists in a vibrant and friendly community. Located in the rolling bluff country of eastern Nebraska. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts is housed in a 1969 Prairie-style building in Nebraska City, NE. KHN offers apartment, studio, and gallery spaces. The triplex of living quarters and studio spaces are all located in the same facility.

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LUX Center For The Arts Residency – Call For Artists

LUX Center For The Arts Residency – Call For Artists

The LUX Center for the Arts Residency in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently accepting applications. One position is available in metals, fibers, painting, drawing, or mixed media.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2017

The start date is August 1st. Residencies are normally one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Summer residences are also available.

LUX Center for the Arts Residency benefits:

  • All residents receive free studio space, 24-hour access, and use of equipment in the studio area.
  • Residents have priority for paid, on-site teaching opportunities including community art classes for youth and adults.
  • Residents with an MFA or BFA in painting, ceramics, or metalsmithing have the opportunity to teach college art classes for Doane College-Lincoln campus. Classes are held at the LUX.
  • All residents are offered general representation in the sales gallery for the duration of their residency.
  • Residents who have a year or longer residency are offered an exhibition at the conclusion of their residency.
  • Access to ceramics materials and firings at no cost.
  • The opportunity to buy other materials from the LUX at cost.

About the LUX Center for the Arts

LUX Center for the Arts is a non-profit which brings art to the community. Their mission is to enhance the lives of a diverse public through art education. They provide learning opportunities in contemporary art and fine craft through hands-on art classes, residency programs, interactive exhibitions, historical displays, and community outreach.

LUX fills a gap in art education in schools, serves disadvantaged youth, and provides outreach to the community. Students of all ages and skill levels work in professional quality studios to learn about art by making it through guided experimentation and looking at it in the galleries. LUX follows national standards for art education. They provide tools and materials for creating paintings, weavings, photography, prints, and ceramics. They host a professional artist-in-residence program.

As a tool for teaching the public about art and as a source of revenue, LUX provides educational exhibitions in galleries that specialize in contemporary art and fine craft media (prints, photos, clay, glass, wood, fiber, and metal). The galleries and the historical displays provide a venue for tourism and economic development.

Gladys M. Lux donated the building for the Lux Center. She left her unique collections of 1,700 dolls, 500 prints, and antique paper weights. LUX gives the public insight into these objects, the collector, and their historical significance.

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Residency Arts Technician – Call for Artists

Bemis Center for Contemporary Art announces a call for artists for a Residency Arts Technician.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Jun 2016

Joining the residency program team, the Residency Arts Technician will work directly with artists-in-residence to provide educational and technical support as well as assist in material/service sourcing for the research and production of new artwork.

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefit package provided, including medical, paid holidays, and paid time off.

Founded in 1981 by artists for artists, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts supports today’s artists through an international Artist-in-Residence program, temporary exhibitions and commissions, and innovative public programs. Located in the historic Old Market district, the Bemis Center serves a critical role in the presentation and understanding of contemporary art, bridging the community of Omaha to the global discourse surrounding cultural production today.

A founding member of the Alliance of Artists Communities, the 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. Frequently cited as one of the top international residency programs in the United States, the technical/administrative assistance and opportunities for intellectual discourse about contemporary art through free public programs such as panel discussion, lectures, and knowledge-sharing workshops. To date, over 800 artists have participated in the residency program.

Alongside the residency program, the Bemis Center presents 6-8 exhibitions each year in approximately 12,000 square feet of gallery space, focusing on contemporary art by national and international artists at all states of their careers. The exhibition program often commissions artists to develop ambitious, temporary projects at the Bemis and throughout Omaha. For example, in 2012, the Bemis collaborated with Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates to create Carver Bank – a community-driven space for exhibitions, performances, and workshops in North Omaha.

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Residency Arts Technician