L+A+N+D | Overview and FAQ's

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight EDT September 4, 2023

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L+A+N+D Overview

Onsite Duration & Dates

  • April 1-26, 2024
  • May 6-31, 2024
  • June 3-28, 2024
  • July 1-26, 2024
  • September 3-27, 2024
  • October 1-29, 2024


  • L+A+N+D Award
  • Tier 1: $10,000 honorarium and up to $20,000 material and production budget
  • Tier 2: $5,000 honorarium and up to $10,000 materials and production budget
  • Furnished rustic housing for duration of installation period with full kitchen, bath, and Wi-Fi
  • High profile public and private events promote awareness of L+A+N+D and Arts in Nature program
  • Access to basic hand and power tools upon request


There is no fee to apply, but selected finalists are responsible for all travel and other living expenses at Bernheim.


Applicants will be notified of their application status in mid November 2023, or as soon as possible, depending on the availability of the reviewing panelists.


Bernheim is located in rural Clermont, KY, conveniently accessible from I-65, 25 miles south of Louisville, the largest city in Kentucky and 20 minutes from historic Bardstown. Bernheim is located directly across from the Jim Beam distillery and this area is the official start of the Bourbon Trail. The surrounding areas offer numerous opportunities for arts and cultural engagement through a variety of museums, galleries, microbreweries, parks and farm to table dining experiences. Additionally, the state is known for horse racing, college basketball, bluegrass music and the world’s longest cave system.

Due to its location, Kentucky has a moderate humid subtropical climate, with abundant rainfall. It has four distinct seasons, but rarely experiences the extreme cold as far northern states, nor the high heat of the states in the Deep South. Temperatures seldom drop below 0 degrees or rise above 100 degrees, but one can often experience a 30-degree shift in temperatures within a 24-hour period.

The nearest major grocery is located 8 miles away and the area offers very little in terms of public transportation.


Bernheim is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other personal trait or characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Bernheim will not tolerate any behavior that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Our aim is to create a vibrant and safe creative sanctuary, and strive to provide an environment that accommodates artists from a multiplicity of backgrounds and circumstances.

All buildings and main roads in Bernheim’s arboretum meet the standards of ADA compliance. Rustic lodging facilities are currently not wheelchair accessible and can be difficult for those with mobility challenges.


What is the application and notification timeline?

  • September 4, 2023: Applications due
  • November 2023: All applicants notified of final status
  • December 2023: Contracts with selected applicants, installations scheduled
  • April-October 2024: Installation of selected works (see dates above)

Is there a fee to apply?

No, there is no fee to apply for L+A+N+D

Can we apply as a team or collective?

Yes! While not required, applicants are encouraged to form multidisciplinary teams with (but not limited to) other artists, architects, ecologists, scientists, and/or engineers.

Can I include my travel expenses in my budget?

Currently, Bernheim does not allow travel expenses to be included in the proposed L+A+N+D project budget proposal.

Do I need a car at Bernheim during the onsite installation period?

A car is strongly suggested while onsite at Bernheim. It will offer greater flexibility for transport to and from your installation site.

If selected, am I tied to my initial L+A+N+D proposal?

Yes. Due to the scale and coordination needed for L+A+N+D installations, Bernheim must approve all budgets and installation designs before finalizing selected projects.

Does L+A+N+D require that I am on-site for the entire time period for onsite installation?

Bernheim requires that selected finalists complete their installations during the mutually agreed upon timeframe documented in their contract; an estimated four week period* that takes inclement weather into account. Selected finalists that complete their installations ahead of schedule can either stay for the duration at Bernheim or leave early if all contractual obligations are met in advance. If you are a selected finalist and live in the region, you are welcome to stay in dedicated onsite lodging or commute to Bernheim during your committed installation timeframe.

*Applicants that foresee needing more than 4 weeks for installation must indicate this in their application.

Do you accept international artists in your program?

Bernheim loves international artists and has hosted many artists from around the world! International artists are responsible for obtaining the proper visas and all temporary immigration requirements if applicable. A working knowledge of English is essential as we do not have the capacity to provide an interpreter for applicants who speak little or none.