Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is now accepting applications from national and international curators for its 2022–23 Curator-in-Residence Program. Beginning January 2022, the successful candidate will participate in an 18-month fully subsidized live/work residency as part of Bemis Center’s acclaimed Artist-in-Residence Program. S/he/they will originate and present one exhibition and related public programs inclusive of local, national, and international artists. The Curator-in-Residence will have space and freedom to work on research and curatorial projects independent of his/her/their exhibition at Bemis.
Competitive applicants will possess a strong knowledge of national and international contemporary art and a genuine interest in researching and responding to cultural production in Omaha and the region. The Curator-in-Residence will serve as a professional resource for local artists and arts professionals, and as an ambassador of Bemis Center in the community. S/he/they will be an integral member of Bemis Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program, stimulating intellectual discourse surrounding contemporary art practice through studio visits, knowledge-sharing workshops, and other organized programs with fellow artists-in-residence.
Applicants who have experience working in alternative art spaces, challenging conventional exhibition formats, and are invested in social justice and community-centered programming are strongly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
SlideRoom will confirm receipt of your submitted application. Applications are reviewed by a rotating panel represented by national and regional arts professionals such as artists, curators, academics, and/or critics. The review process will take 6–8 weeks from the application deadline. Notifications to all applicants will be sent via email after the selection panel has made its final decision.