2017 Union Fellow Celeste Butler stands in front of two of her large quilts. She wears a yellow patterned head wrap and artist's smock, holding two paintbrushes. (Union fellowship header)


Inside/Outside Fellowship

Created to serve artists living in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, the Inside/Outside Fellowship program is an opportunity for deep immersion in both studio practice and community engagement: Fellows explore materials and ideas to advance their creative careers while developing community art projects that contribute positively to this place we call home. Where in traditional residencies artists often work on their own in seclusion, Fellows at The Union are encouraged to be active participants in the civic life of North Omaha, recognizing the potential of art and artists to spark social change.

2023 Fellowship Applications Opening September 16

The Union will begin accepting applications for the 2023 Inside/Outside Fellowship cohort on Friday, September 16. Keep an eye on this place for further details on the 2023 Fellowship year and the application process!

2022: Performing Arts Fellowship

In 2022, The Union for Contemporary Art’s Inside/Outside Fellowship program will focus on supporting the creative and professional development of theatre practitioners of multiple disciplines. This Performing Arts Collective + Inside/Outside Fellowship will embody the collaborative spirit of The Union’s Fellowship and Performing Arts programs, and seeks to create a space for new, emerging, and established talents to create and grow together.

This interdisciplinary Fellowship year is an opportunity for theatre artists to collaborate and create within a multi-track creative experience, designed to grow the practices of individual artists, culminating in the production of a theatrical work rooted in community storytelling.

Artists selected to be a part of the 2022 Performing Arts Inside/Outside Fellowship Program will receive:

  • $2,000 program stipend

  • 24/7 access to a 400 sq. ft. private studio at The Union for Contemporary Art from March–December 2022

  • Bi-monthly workshops and studio sessions

  • A mentor in the performing arts

  • Union staff support

2022 Fellows

  • We’ve supported more than 50 artists through Union Fellowships since 2012.

  • Visual arts programming at The Union for Contemporary Art (including our Fellowship, Exhibition, and Co-Op Studios programs) is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the VIA | Wagner Incubator Grant Fund.

    To learn more about the Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and their work in advancing the visual arts, visit: warholfoundation.org.

    To learn more about the VIA | Wagner Incubator Grant Fund visit viaartfund.org and wfound.org.

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