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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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F+W14 FELLOWS group show

With spring upon us, it is time to celebrate our Fall+Winter 14 Fellows as they complete their six-month Fellowship with The Union.  Join us FRIDAY APRIL 24th, 6-9PM for an opening exhibition highlighting the work they’ve been doing in their studios followed by a series of in-depth performances and insights.  All events are FREE and open to the public.  

APRIL 24: F+W14 Fellows Exhibition opening

APRIL 29: From Data to Score: Contemporary Music and Political Discourse, a lecture and discussion by April Faith-Slaker  

MAY 7:  Place Settings, a dinner poetry performance by Zedeka Poindexter

MAY 8:  Sounds+SCULPTURES, performances by Danny Sullivan and Luke Polipnick 


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upcoming co-op workshops

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

4/16, 6PM: Advanced Screenprinting Methods

4/25, 3PM: Sculpting heads and hands with clay

4/30, 6PM: Film Processing [FULL]

5/14, 6PM: Screenprinting 101 

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  →

welcome katie f-s! 

Please help us give a HUGE WARM WELCOME to our newest member of our The Union Staff, Katie F-S

Starting in May, Katie will be joining us full-time filling our new position as our Youth Engagement Coordinator. In this new role, Katie will be working to strengthen and expand our Youth Outreach in North Omaha growing opportunities for all ages to engage with local artists and the arts. 

We are thrilled to be growing our team as we look towards 2016! 

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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