KHN's priairie-style residential complex

KHN's priairie-style residential complex

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

Nebraska City, NE, United States

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. 

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801 Third Corso
Nebraska City, NE 68410
United States

Year Founded
2001
Context
Rural
Residency Structure
Stand-alone
Associated with a foundation
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
2 weeks - 8 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
5
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Writing
Performance Art
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Augmented Reality
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
Graphic Design
Illustration
Environmental Arts
Social Practice
Storytelling
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in open studio with fellow residents
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Access to studio space to create new work
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Additional Eligibility Information

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.

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
63
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
410
Artist Stipend
100
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
35
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Caregiver/Aide/PCA
No housing accommodations available
Type of Housing
Private bedroom in a shared housing facility on campus
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
No housing accommodations available
Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry on campus
WIFI available in housing
Air Conditioned Housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Food stipend provided
Additional Meals Information
N/A
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

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.

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Piano
Printers + Scanner
Music/Media Studio Non-recording
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Easels
Drawing Benches
Printmaking Workspaces
Drying Racks
Large Sinks
Woodworking Tools
Bandsaw
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Studio Support/Tech
No studio support provided
Air Conditioned
Heat and Cool control access