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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 Spring Fellows: Rich Mansfield, Laura Carlson, Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Monica Ghali and Renee Ledesma...

photos by Dana Damewood

photos by Dana Damewood

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The Subconscious Element | Jeff King + Reggie LeFlore

The Union is pleased to host an exhibition of work celebrating the hip-hop aesthetic co-created by local artists Jeff King & Reggie LeFlore. 

Join us on Friday, October 17th from 6pm to 9pm for the opening reception of The Subconscious Element with music by Kethro.

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The Union is thrilled to have an opportunity to collaborate with New Craft Artists in Action member + Bemis resident, Samantha Fields on an Omaha edition of "Net Works"! 

Please join Samantha at The Union on Saturday, November 1st at 1:30pm for a tutorial on how to create nets which will be installed around our community on November 15th

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Garden Volunteer Day!

We are looking for volunteers to come help winterize our Abundance Garden on  November 15th from 2-5PM.  We have all the tools, we just need some extra hands to clear out all the dead plants and build a lasagna compost for winter!

Snacks and warm drinks will be provided. 

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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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