Building Community Through Arts Engagement.
MAKE SOME NOISE
BFF is partnering with NOISE to celebrate and elevate BIPOC voices in the Omaha Community.
NOISE is seeking BIPOC artists to design posters that will be used for a timeline publication. Each poster will be 8.5 x 25 inches in size and will fold up in an accordion style. The inside of the publication will feature a timeline on the civil rights movement in Omaha with the poster being feature on the back.
We are seeking poster designs with messages of hope, resistance, and the BIPOC perspective.
Selected artists will receive a small stipend for their participation in this project.
Deadline for submission HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 18th at 11:59pm!
LGBTQIA2S+ RURAL ARTISTS
BFF is proud to announce our latest program, GenQ, which aims at creating LGBTQIA2S+ Inclusion opportunities
and is supported by the Equality Fund
through the Omaha Community Foundation.
With this great opportunity, BFF is getting to WERK and celebrating Pride this June. We believe in the spirit of pride and invite everyone all over the city to celebrate pride with us! Because Pride is not just an event, it is a feeling.
*GenQ is supported by the Equality Fund through the Omaha Community Foundation.
LGBTQIA2S+ ARTIST OUTREACH
Do you identify as LGBTQIA2S+? Are you looking to expand your artistic opportunities? Now seeking LGBTQIA2S+ artists of all disciplines!
The BFF Green Team program aims to keep Benson inviting and healthy while showcasing the positive effects of environmentally sustainable practices by providing resources and opportunities for Benson residents, businesses, and communities.
The program includes a dedicated volunteer crew (BFF Green Team), an educational program (DIY Green Club), a community engagement program (Benson Cleanup Crew), and opportunities for community partnerships.
*BFF's Green Team is supported by the Omaha Neighborhood Grants Program, a program of the Omaha Community Foundation.
November 6th First Friday!
virtual event coming soon...
Selections from our 'TUBE channel
"Little Known Places" - Season 1, Episode 2
"Walk It Out" w/ MLC - September First Friday @ Petshop
is a shared creative space in Benson, housing affordable artist studios, community galleries, event space, offices, and is home to BFF's headquarters.
See what's next in the galleries, who's in the studios, and how you can host your event at PETSHOP.
MaMO Gallery (pronounced "May-MOH") is a 42' semi-trailer-turned-gallery that travels throughout Omaha and region, parking and partnering with various communities, organizations, and events. The MaMO operates March-December and hosts interdisciplinary programming produced by BFF's MaMO team and representatives from each partnering community/location.
Stay up to date with the MaMO and its whereabouts!
See how you can get involved.
Want to show your work during a
First Friday event?
Or get involved in any of our other projects?
Check out all the Artist Opportunities:
Friends of BFF
BFF's First Friday events occur monthly (year-round!) in Benson.