Ends on August 31, 2017
The Union for Contemporary Art is committed to strengthening the creative culture of Greater Omaha by providing direct support to artists and increasing the visibility of contemporary art forms in our community. In every endeavor, we strive to inspire positive social change in North Omaha. 

The eleven-month Fellowship Program not only supports studio-based creative processes but also provides fellows with opportunities to explore or expand their community engagement. The fellowship cohort is required to collaborate on the development and implementation of a community-engaged art project, with an expected contribution of 60 hours per fellow over the course of the program. 

We accept applications from artists and collectives working in any creative discipline and at any career level. Fi
ve fellows are selected annually. The Union provides each fellow with:

  • A private studio, at no cost to the artist from Jan through November 2018
  • A $1800 materials stipend
  • A yearlong free membership to The Co-Op, with extended access to a digital media lab, fabric studio, ceramic studio, print shop, tool library, and wood shop
  • Technical support throughout The Co-Op and free participation in all Co-Op workshops
  • Inclusion in a curated group exhibition at the completion of the fellowship
  • Professional documentation of the group exhibition
  • Opportunities to participate in public programs at The Union
  • Access to workshops on socially engaged artistic strategies
  • One trip to see community-engaged art in the region
  • An experienced mentor working in the arts
  • Studio visits with guest artists and curators

The 2018 Fellowship Program will begin in January 2018. Applications are due by midnight on August 31, 2018. 

PLEASE READ OUR FELLOWSHIP + TIPS + GUIDELINES BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS. If you have questions that have not been answered in the materials provided, please contact Paige Reitz at paige@u-ca.org or (402) 933-3161.