2017 FELLOWS 


The Fellowship Program combines our mission and vision, offering an experience for our local artists that not only supports their creative process, but also provides them with opportunities to engage north Omaha residents in mutually beneficial ways. Once per year, a jury helps us to select five artists living in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area to serve as fellows. We accept applications from artists and collectives working in any creative discipline and at any career level.

 The fellowship cohort collaborates on the development and implementation of a socially engaged public project, with an expected contribution of 60 hours per fellow over the course of the program. In exchange for this commitment The Union provides each fellow with:

  • A private studio, at no cost to the artist for eleven months 
  • An $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
  • Professional documentation of the group exhibition
  • Opportunities to participate in public programs at The Union
  • Access to workshops on social justice advocacy and socially engaged artistic strategies
  • At least one field trip to see/hear about civically engaged art in the region
  • An experienced mentor working in the arts
  • Studio visits with guest artists and curators

Applications are currently closed. We will reopen applications for our 2019 Fellowship cohort in June 2018.  

If you still have questions regarding our Fellowship program after reading the document linked above, please contact our Director of Programs + Projects Paige Reitz at paige@u-ca.org or (402) 933-3161. 


PAST FELLOWS

2015 FALL FELLOWS

JAVE YOSHIMOTO | painter
CAMILLE HAWBAKER | print and fiber artist
JOE ADDISON | photographer
SARAH JONES | interdisciplinary artist
DAN CRANE | printmaker 

2014 Fall Fellows

MARK POWERS | percussionist
DANNY SULLIVAN | painter
APRIL FAITH-SLAKER | cellist
LUKE POLIPNICK | musician
ZEDEKA POINDEXTER | poet

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2014 Spring Fellows

RICH MANSFIELD | sculptor
LAURA CARLSON | painter
AMANDA DEBOER BARTLETT | vocalist + composer
MONICA GHALI | graphic designer
RENEE LEDESMA | ceramicist + painter

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2013 Summer Fellows

DENISE CHAPMAN | playwright & actor
TEAL GARDNER | multi-media
BETHANY KALK | multi-media
NEIL ORIANS | printmaker & photographer
ALICIA REYES MCNAMARA | multi-media

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2012 Fall Fellows

LESLIE DIUGUID | multi-media
ANGELA DRAKEFORD | multi-media
SHEA WILKINSON | fiber artist
STEPHANIE STERLING | wood worker
VICTORIA HOYT | multi-media

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2012 Spring Fellows

KJELL PETERSON | ceramicist and sculptor
OLAJIDE COOPER | fashion designer
MARANDA ALLBRITTEN and TOM MCCAULEY | book artist and author
SARAH KOLAR | fiber artist
ANDREW MONBOUQUETTE and DAN SUSMAN | film makers
JACKIE STERBA | sculptor