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.

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2020 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. To learn more about the Foundation and their work in advancing the visual arts, visit: warholfoundation.org.

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