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.

2020 Fellowship Applications NOW OPEN

  • Application opens: June 1, 2019
  • Deadline to apply: August 24, midnight
  • Applicants notified of decisions: October 31, 2019
  • Fellowship period: Jan. 10–Nov. 28, 2020

Artist Eligibility

  • At least 21 years of age
  • U.S citizen or permanent legal resident
  • Reside in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area
  • Available to participate in all 11 months of the program
  • Not enrolled in a college or university during the program

Application Feedback Sessions

As the deadline for 2020 Fellowship application nears, we will hold a number of application feedback session, providing an opportunity to receive feedback on your application, including your work samples. Be prepared to share your application in progress; the more you have filled out the more feedback we are able to provide. Follow either of the links below to reserve a 30 minute time-slot.

Remote Sessions (phone or video conference): Monday Aug 19 (2–6 pm) + Tuesday Aug 20 (2–6 pm)
In-Person Sessions:
Wednesday Aug 21 (6–8 pm)

More Info

Program Overview
Fellowship FAQs
2020 Work Sample Guidelines

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2019 Fellows

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