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Wednesday, May 20th is a HUGE day for Omaha’s non-profit community: Omaha Gives! Last year, with the support of hundreds in our community, The Union for Contemporary Art raised nearly $25,000 in 24 hours. This year, we're asking for your help to hit our $25,000 goal which will earn The Union an additional $25,000 in matching funds! Click here for the scoop + to make a donation!

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The Union for Contemporary Art


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The Union for Contemporary Art


AT THE UNION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, WE UNITE ARTISTS AND THE COMMUNITY TO INSPIRE POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE

WE PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES TO LOCAL ARTISTS

  • Fellowship program
  • Exhibitions of contemporary work
  • Access to equipment and studio space for local artists
  • Professional development for artists
  • Opportunities for greater community engagement

WE CONNECT NORTH OMAHA YOUTH TO THE ARTS

  • Mentorship in various mediums
  • Access to materials and space
  • Connections with professional artists
  • Programs for both kids and parents

WE CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

  • North Omaha Tool Library
  • Abundance Garden Project
  • Mural projects
  • Kith, a community gathering
  • Collaborative events with community partners
  • Neighborhood clean-up days
  • Supply drives for community partners by local and national artists
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Our Studio Fellowship Program was developed to combine our mission and vision, creating an experience for artists that not only supports their creative process, but also provides them with an opportunity to support our community.

Twice a year, artists from the greater Omaha area will be selected through juried process to serve as Fellows. Once selected, the artists receive the following benefits in exchange for their commitment to “pay it forward” by serving at least 25 hours of community service in North Omaha.

  • A studio space for six months, at no cost to the artist
  • $600 stipend for the purchase of art supplies and materials
  • A year-long membership to The Co-Op, which include 24-hour access during the fellowship
  • Professional development opportunities and critique
  • Participation in a group exhibition at the completion of the fellowship

Get to know our 2014 Fall Fellows: Mark Powers, Danny Sullivan, April Faith-Slaker, Luke Polipnick and Zedeka Poindexter...

photos by Justin Limoges

photos by Justin Limoges

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exhibition // From the floods

Join us on May 22nd 6-9pm for the opening reception of From the Floods, an exhibition of new work from Omaha artist Betni Kalk. 

From the Floods includes photographs, encaustic paintings and large paper-cut murals that depict, simplify or abstract accumulations Betni has recently encountered.

All Union exhibitions are FREE and OPEN to the public. 

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upcoming co-op workshops

We have a few workshops in May hosted in our Co-Op Studios. Join us for any or all of them!

5/30, 12PM: Lumen Prints 


Workshops are FREE to Union Co-Op Members and $10 for the public. RSVP required. 

Find out more about registering for our Co-Op Workshops  →

WE'RE HIRING!

The Union for Contemporary Art is currently seeking a Development Manager.

We're looking for a stellar, motivated, community focused individual to help establish and implement development initiatives for The Union to grow financial support for our rapidly expanding organization. 

If you connect with our mission and feel passionately about the work we do, we'd love to hear from you!

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YOUR GIFT MATTERS

Your donation does more than help purchase supplies and keep the lights on.... it allows the arts to become a bridge, connecting our diverse community in innovative and meaningful to create a stronger, more inclusive Omaha. Please consider making a donation to support the arts in our community.

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