The Union accepts applications from teaching artists on a rolling basis. Please be advised that due to limited staff capacity, we will only respond to applications we wish to advance. The Union serves youth ages 7 and up and we seek teaching artists with proficiency in one or more of the following areas: animation, ceramics, collage, creative writing, dance, drama, drawing, gardening/farming, graphic design, jewelry, metalwork, music, painting (acrylic, oil, wartercolor, spray paint, etc), papermaking, photography, textiles, sculpture, spoken word, video/film, woodwork, yoga, and interdisciplinary practices. 

Thank you for your interest!

Created to serve artists living in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, the Inside/Outside Fellowship program is an opportunity for deep immersion in both studio practice and community engagement: Fellows explore materials and ideas to advance their creative careers while developing community art projects that contribute positively to this place we call home. Where in traditional residencies artists often work on their own in seclusion, Fellows at The Union are encouraged to be active participants in the civic life of North Omaha, recognizing the potential of art and artists to spark social change.

We accept applications from artists and artist duos working in any creative discipline and at any career level. A BFA or MFA degree is not required to apply. Ideal applicants have a practice that allows them to take full advantage of a private studio, as well as genuine interest in getting outside the studio to engage with the community. Applicants must be based in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area or planning to relocate to Omaha at their own expense. At this time, we are unable to support relocation expenses or provide housing. 

Applications are accepted through Submittable only and the deadline to apply is midnight on August 24. Before applying, please download and read the following documents: 

The Union for Contemporary Art is announcing an open call for muralists for a Neighborhood Arts mural located on N 24th and Taylor Streets to be created in partnership with neighbors in the Neighborhood Action and Fact (NAAF) neighborhood. 

The NAAF Mural is a part of The Union's Neighborhood Arts program that seeks to actively engage North Omaha residents in creative practices and public artmaking, build positive community narratives, and support local artists.

- Please submit up to 5 images of previous work, artist statement, and community statement
- Applicants with previous mural experience preferred, however, artists from varying disciplines are also encouraged to submit to be considered for assistant positions
- Artist must be available to complete up to 6 community sessions and installation of mural in 2019
- Deadline to submit is June 29, 11:59pm

- Lead artist compensation $4000
- Assistant artist compensation $1000
- All supplies costs covered by The Union for Contemporary Art
- Administrative, documentation, and implementation support provided by The Union

The Union for Contemporary Art strengthens the cultural and social landscape of our community by using the arts as a vehicle to inspire positive social change. 

Our North Omaha Mural Project connects local artists and communities to collaborate on public art that represents the spirit of the neighborhood. Launched in the summer of 2015, The Union has worked with youth groups, neighborhood associations, business districts, and neighbors to create murals throughout North Omaha.

 For questions regarding submissions, please contact  

The Union for Contemporary Art