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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
  • Professional development for artists
  • Opportunities for greater community engagement

WE CONNECT NORTH OMAHA YOUTH TO THE ARTS

  • Mentorship in various genres, including visual + performing arts
  • Access to materials and space
  • Connections with professional artists
  • Programs for both kids and parents

WE WORK TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY

  • North Omaha Tool Library
  • Abundance Garden Project
  • Neighborhood Arts
  • Collaborative events with community partners
  • Utilizing the arts as a vehicle for social justice

where we land

Where We Land explores the landscape of disproportionate violence against people of color. Place and environment influence cultural perceptions surrounding race, violence, complicity, and imminent danger, and in turn, those ideas affect the ongoing relationship of communities to the spaces they occupy. Despite the increased visibility of brutality through sharing on social media, public reactions to these scenes are deeply polarized and influenced by geographic divides that our digital connection has not successfully bridged. Photographer Zora Murff (Lincoln, NE), and multidisciplinary artists Jordan Weber (Des Moines, IA) and Lachell Workman (Bridgeport, CT) use the physical materials and visual details of urban and natural environments as a vehicle to explore presumed narratives and the gaps between contradictory interpretations of shared views of violence.

Where We Land will run June 16 to August 12, 2017. All exhibiting artists will be in attendance for the Opening Reception – Friday, June 16th from 6:00-9:00 pm.

EXHIBITION

2018 Fellowship Applications Open

 The Union’s Fellowship offers an experience for local artists that not only supports their creative process but also provides the opportunity to engage the North Omaha community through art making and creativity. A jury will select five artists living in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro for the 2018 Fellowship which includes:

  • A private studio, at no cost to the artist from January–November 2018
  • A $1800 materials stipend
  • A yearlong free membership to The Co-Op, with extended access to the 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 AND MORE...

Applications close August 31, 2017

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We are looking for a development manager

The Union for Contemporary Art is currently seeking a passionate, self-motivated individual to help establish and implement fundraising initiatives for The Union, to grow financial support through the research and writing of national and local grants, special events, annual appeals, etc.  The Development Manager will also work to expand and diversify the organization’s donor base and work closely with the Executive Director, Board and staff to secure funding for programs and new initiatives.

The Union is a rapidly growing organization, the successful candidate will help forge new relationships and partnerships to increase The Union’s visibility, impact and financial resources to help facilitate our growth and support the services we offer the Greater Omaha community.

The Union for Contemporary Art is an equal opportunity employer. We do not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, gender, physical condition, developmental disability, sexual orientation or national origin. Period. 

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