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Deadline for the 2024 L+A+N+D RFP has passed. Stay tuned for the next round.

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Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, a 30-minute drive South of Louisville, KY is thrilled to announce the launch of L+A+N+D (Landscape + Art + Nature + Design), an exciting, new initiative that annually celebrates innovative design concepts for immersive outdoor installations on a grand scale that will spark imaginations, conversations, and a deeper appreciation of the natural world.

Designed and constructed by artists, architects, landscape architects, designers, and creatives, successful L+A+N+D proposals provide experiences with topics addressing humans – connection to nature, beauty in the landscape, biodiversity, conservation, sustainability, and climate change. The selected experiences are implemented via a stipend to the applicant(s), and a construction budget for fabrication and installation expenses.

Applicants are encouraged to review the application information listed below and download the complete RFP before submitting a proposal.

To encourage submissions from emerging and established applicants, Bernheim has two tiers of entry categories, where more extensive construction warrants a higher materials and production budget.

Tier 1 Entry Breakdown

Honorarium: $10,000
Materials and Production: $20,000*
Total Awarded: $30,000

Tier 2 Entry Breakdown

Honorarium: $5,000
Materials and Production: $10,000*
Total Awarded: $15,000

* Materials and Production costs are in values up to the amount listed underneath each tier entry breakdown. Total amounts awarded will reflect the Honorarium and the Materials and Productions costs agreed upon when budgets are finalized. Installation budgets may be up to the allotted amount and may not exceed. Selected finalists are responsible for sourcing materials for their installations. Honorarium payment schedules and instructions for drawing against finalized Materials and Production budgets will be outlined in L+A+N+D contracts.

Applicants are required to use the budget template provided in the RFP for submission and all installations must have a comprehensive budget proposal included with submission.