OCI offers a number of programs designed to help local artists develop their careers and stay critically engaged in their own practices and within their communities.  Artist-centric programming helps us fulfill our mission by:

  • providing professional development and exhibition opportunities

  • supporting artists financially by awarding artist grants and

  • connecting artists to patrons.

Click below to learn more about individual program offerings.


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