The Bernheim Artist-in-Residence program offers multidisciplinary artists housing, studio space, and a $2,500 stipend to develop site-specific work connecting the public with nature. This preserve is located 25 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky.
Up to 4 artists are selected for residencies at Bernheim on an annual basis, each with a stipend of $2500. One residency is always dedicated to a regional artist currently living in Kentucky or in Clark and Floyd counties of Southern Indiana. One residency is dedicated to an artist whose work addresses environmental issues and climate change. In exchange for comfortable rustic housing, access to studio space, financial and staff support for the development of new work, artists will create a site-inspired artwork, temporary installation or project as a donation to the Bernheim Foundation. Recipients are also asked to engage the public with their work and/or process while in residence.
Artists are encouraged to explore ideas that reinforce Bernheim’s mission of connecting people with nature and to use their residency to take risks, experiment, and explore new avenues in their own work.
Any questions can be addressed with Arts in Nature Assistant Hannah Coleman-Zaitzeff, at email@example.com.
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a private, non-profit educational and recreational nature preserve located 25 miles south of Louisville in Clermont, KY. The organization’s mission is connecting people with nature* *and accomplished through the lenses of education, horticulture, land conservation, play and arts in nature. Open throughout the year, more than 400,000 visitors connect with nature annually, by enjoying over 40 miles of hiking trails, a Canopy Tree Walk, a natural children’s play garden, educational programs, special events, an edible garden and art in the landscape.