Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Since 2001, KHN has hosted more than 50 working artists each year. Each has found privacy in which to create along with ample opportunities to interact with fellow residents in the vibrant rural town of Nebraska City, Nebraska. KHN's facilities house up to five residents at a time, generally in the mix of two visual artists, two writers, and one composer. Residency awards are 2 to 8 weeks in length. Each awardee receives a $100 stipend per week, free housing, and a private studio.
801 Third Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Residency Program Information
Residency Program Summary
KHN hosts two application cycles each year: March 1st and September 1st. The March deadline determines awards for the second half of the current year (July – December), and the September deadline determines the first half of the following year (January – June). All applications must be submitted through our online application portal (via Slideroom), and there is a $35 fee to apply.
Housing & Accomodation
Studio & Facilities
Visual artists work in one of three studios, two of which are approximately 425 square feet and one that is 258 square feet, outfitted with work tables, running water, and storage shelves. Basic hand tools and power tools, a bandsaw and compound miter saw, and painting easels are available. The studios feature full-spectrum LED track lighting with moveable fixtures, as well as overhead daylight fluorescent fixtures. The two larger studios have garage doors that may be opened to face the alley.
For printmakers, KHN offers a letterpress studio with a Vandercook Sp15 press and a standard proof press. The Harry Duncan Letterpress Studio also features a variety of furniture and fonts, as well as a boxcar base for resident use. Please email the KHN staff if you are interested in using the letterpress during your residency.
Composers are provided a studio equipped with a Yamaha upright piano, wireless internet, surge protector, two Dynaudio Acoustics BM5A monitors, Sony Monitor headphones, a Mackie 4-channel compact mixer, HP VH240a 23.8” monitor, and cables to connect them. The composer’s studio is spacious, comfortable, and quiet, but not soundproof.
A private writer’s studio is located within each of the double-occupancy apartments featuring computer desks, wireless internet, and surge protector. A shared printer is available in the residents' lounge.