artist-run exhibitions

How Does It Work?
OCI’s Artist-Run Exhibitions Program emphasizes professional development by assisting Omaha area artists throughout the entire process of organizing, marketing, and mounting a curated exhibition.

Artist curators develop a curatorial concept, schedule studio visits with other artists, identify potential venues for the exhibition, and create press releases and marketing materials to promote the show. OCI is there each step of the way to lend support and advice that enables exhibitions to take shape outside the context of larger institutional systems.

Through our Artist-Run Exhibitions Program, OCI aims to:

  • encourage artists to make their own opportunities through self-organizing
  • cultivate stronger peer communities and
  • connect emerging artists to wider audiences and patrons.

public programs

Artist curators also have the opportunity to program at least one public event in conjunction with each exhibition. Public Programs might include, screenings, live performances, readings, lectures, workshops, and skill sharing sessions, just to name a few. By attaching public programming to each exhibition, artist curators have the chance to: 

  • reactivate their exhibition
  • foster critical dialogue
  • and contribute to making Omaha’s cultural landscape more vibrant.

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This program is sponsored in part by:

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