Omaha Creative Institute Offers New Program and Grant / Deadline: November 2

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The Omaha Creative Institute is pleased to announce the debut of two new programs:

OCI’s Generator Grants emphasize professional development by assisting Omaha area artists through the entire process of organizing, marketing, and presenting a curated exhibition or performance.

Proposals should present work that expands the parameters of traditional visual, literary, performance, or sound art in new and innovative ways and speak to a well-developed, cohesive overarching concept or theme. Proposals that include unconventional, experimental, multi-disciplinary and project-based work will be favored.

OCI’s Generator Grants are awarded by an external jury of artists and arts professionals to an individual artist, collaborative duo, artist collective, curator, curatorial collaborative, or organizer working toward realizing a curated group exhibition or performance that might not be possible otherwise because of financial constraints or lack of space. The grant term is from January – December 2019 and awards will vary depending on the needs and scope of the project. Most projects will receive funding in the $1,000-$1,500 range.

*Please note: Generator Grants are designed to support exhibitions and performances that include between 2-5 artists or performers. These awards do not support solo shows or performances of an individual artists’ work.

Work In Progress or WIP is a year-long program that provides a platform to artists of all disciplines working actively to develop and maintain a critically engaged practice. Curators, critics, and educators working actively in their field serve as program facilitators to encourage discussion, give feedback, and help connect participants to potential opportunities.

Participants receive monthly studio visits, are introduced to guest critics during monthly group critiques or workshops, produce critical writing centered in their work, participate in a year-end exhibition, and have vital input in determining the direction of future iterations of the program.

Application deadline for both programs is November  2, 2018.