for artists

Working for Artists
OCI works hard to make Omaha a better place for artists to live, experiment, produce work, and cultivate sustainable careers. Click on the links below to learn more about:

  • open calls for proposals and grant application guidelines
  • our online resources for artists
  • fiscal sponsorship, and
  • take a few minutes to complete our artist survey.


Omaha Creative Institute is committed to paying artists for their work and time, and is currently W.A.G.E. Certified. 

What is W.A.G.E. Certification? W.A.G.E. Certification is a national program initiated and operated by the nonprofit Working Artists and the Greater Economy that publicly recognizes nonprofit arts organizations demonstrating a history of, and commitment to, voluntarily paying artist fees that meet the minimum payment standards. Learn more at