2019 Artist in Residence Applications Now Open

By Jenny Zeller

Bernheim offers total immersion with the natural environment by providing comfortable housing in a beautiful wooded setting.

Are you or someone you know an artist inspired by and passionate about the environment? Do you believe art has the power to incite change? If you answered yes, this may be the artist residency you are looking for!

Bernheim’s Artist in Residence Program promotes multi-disciplinary explorations of our relationship with the natural environment through artistic expression, expanding upon Bernheim’s long history of art in the landscape. This world renowned program is available to all visual and mixed media artists, including sound, architecture and land art. Established in 1980, this program annually awards up to four artists, including one regional artist currently living in Kentucky or Clark and Floyd counties in Southern Indiana, the opportunity to live and create site specific work inspired by their total immersion experience at Bernheim. Bernheim is most interested in work that further expands the artist’s practice and the interplay between visual art and the natural world.

Nearly 40 years in existence, this residency experience provides artists opportunities to advance their skills and career while enhancing awareness of Bernheim’s goals and mission regionally, nationally and internationally. Bernheim believes that if people recognize and benefit from the many values found in nature, quality of life would be enhanced, hence motivating them to protect the natural world for both its practical and intrinsic value.

Studio space is available right on Lake Nevin!

Applications for the 2019 residency will be accepted from now through midnight EST, January 21st, 2019. All applicants will receive notification of the results in late March 2019, or as soon as possible, depending on the availability of the reviewing panelists. For current information and application procedure please visit the Artist in Residence page on our website.  All questions can be directed to Jenny Zeller, Visual Arts Coordinator via email at jzeller@bernheim.org.



Click here for a list of former Bernheim Artist in Residence participants.


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