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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts was founded in 1981 by artists for artists. The Bemis Center's sole mission is to support artists of exceptional talent. In this spirit, the Bemis Center seeks to perpetually give the institution to artists working at the forefront of contemporary culture. Our international artist-in-residence, exhibitions and community arts programs provide direct support to artists' processes and catalyze their work to engage and challenge the public.

The artist-in-residence program has supported over 700 artists (36 artists annually) from around the world for three month residencies. Artists are selected through a blind jury process; acceptance is competitive. While in residence, artists are granted a g... More