Who are our residents?

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts offers approximately 70 juried residencies per year to visual artists, writers, composers, and interdisciplinary artists from across the country and around the world. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, age, race, religion, or national origin. The center does offer special priority residency awards to Nebraskan artists and those who have recently completed a graduate program in one of the creative disciplines.

The KHN Center accommodates up to five artists at a time for stays that vary from two to eight weeks. Each resident is provided with comfortable accommodations, ample studio space, and a weekly $100 stipend for the duration of their stay.

If you are curious about the kinds of work and projects our residents work on here at KHN, listen to our podcast series, In-Residence, featuring readings, interviews, and music all by our residents! You can subscribe to our podcast for free on iTunes

How can I apply?

All residents are selected by a discipline-specific panel of professionals with decisions based on the quality of the proposal and the support materials submitted. Nebraska artists and those transitioning from graduate school receive special consideration by the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. Each year, some residencies are reserved for these artists. Applicants are required to apply online through our Slideroom portal. A non-refundable application fee of $35 applies.

Application deadlines are March 1 for July - December residencies and September 1 for January - June residencies annually.

Application details and guidelines are located on the Application Process page. Many frequently asked questions are answered here. If you can not find the information you are looking for, please email or call us at 402.874.9600.




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