Located in Clermont, Kentucky, the Bernheim Artist Residency encourages visual artists to examine environmental issues and severity of the climate crisis to promote dialogue and positive change for the natural environment and world at large. Up to four artists will be selected for this residency program, each with a $2,500 stipend.
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.Arts in Nature Residency Programs
For over four decades, the Artist in Residence program has attracted artists from around the world who seek to use Bernheim as their inspiration. This internationally renowned program annually awards artists the opportunity to live and create site specific work inspired by their total immersion experience in the natural environment. In 2021, we expanded the program to include an Environmental Artist in Residence that invites artists to examine environmental issues and the severity of the climate crisis in the efforts to promote dialogue and positive change for the planet’s ecosystem and world at large.
Up to four artists are annually selected for Bernheim’s residency program. One residency is always dedicated to a regional artist currently living in Kentucky or in Clark and Floyd counties of Southern Indiana.