Resident Testimonials

The space and set up were great! This is one of my favorite residencies thus far. The location of the apartment wasn't too far from civilization but also in a good area for it not to be super noisy nor was there lots of traffic or other sounds. The middle school across the street wasn't at all a distraction. I also really loved the dessert spots and greatly appreciated the staff's flexibility and availability to help, answer questions, drive you to the store when needed. All the details were thought of right down to a bathroom mat and miscellaneous supplies available in its own closet.

Jennifer Baker
Writer, 2017 — Kew Gardens, NY

This was the first time I'd ever had my own living space and studio, and time to structure as I pleased, so everything was a revelation to me. The pace of Nebraska City was a welcome shift from New York and I found it to be very welcoming without being intrusive (and just pedestrian-friendly enough).

Rachel Peters
Composer, 2017 — Brooklyn, NY

I love my room, I love my studio, I love that the town is calm and peaceful and pretty. It's so relaxing here. No one bothers me, and I feel free.

Dan Fishback
Composer, 2017 — Brooklyn, NY

This has been such an incredible opportunity for me to have the space and time I needed to really develop my artwork. The facilities at KHN are wonderful; I appreciated the garage had tons of wall space, natural light, and was temperature controlled. It made it incredibly easy to just jump right into the work.  

Katherine Bickmore
Visual Artist 2017 — Albany, NY

There is such peace and quiet in a shared home and town is lovely and very conducive to working. The planned trips the store are so helpful as well as transport to/from the airport!

Parini Shroff
Writer, 2017 — Los Altos, CA

I really love the combination of autonomy and support here--I can be self-directed, but there is so much warmth and community as well. The staff is welcoming and communicative, and the facility feels very much like home.

Megan Kruse
Writer, 2017 — San Marcos, TX

I love the combination of solitude and camaraderie...getting an extended period of time to do nothing but work on my fiction is a rare and much-appreciated gift, but I also love meeting the other residents and learning from them.

Jen Bergmark
Writer, 2012 — Los Angeles, CA

The time and space away from my daily routine, jobs, relationships and responsibilities allowed me solitude and focus. The residency provided an opportunity to work in an environment of serious, like-minded artists and writers, which has pushed my practice and provided a platform to build a new body of work. It was a great experience. 

Christina Vogel
Visual Artist, 2013 — Omaha, NE

I was able to produce more in my 3 week residency than I can normally in half a year. The building itself was inspiration for me and I enjoyed the small number of artists present at one time. The staff was incredibly helpful with their time, resources and ideas.

Desiree Moore
Visual Artist, 2016 — Indianapolis, IN

The residency was flawless in all areas. Facilities were charming and clean, the program structure open-ended, staff talented and kind, Nebraska City vibrant and idiosyncratic. I truly cannot single out any particular facet, as all aspects complemented the others: the architecture promotes seclusion and community, the structure promotes exploration and collaboration, the staff promotes well-being and cohesiveness, and the town promotes discovery in digestible pieces. Perfecto!

Todd Robinson
Writer 2016 — Omaha, NE