Call Detail
Land Line: Denver Botanic Gardens' 2023 Artist Residency Program
Entry Deadline: 12/5/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado

The Land Line Artist Residency at Denver Botanic Gardens is offered in a hybrid online and in-person format that allows artists to maintain other professional pursuits while engaged in residency activities. Artists working in a variety of media in the visual arts will be considered. Botanical illustrators are included within this program to work with the School of Botanical Art & Illustration alongside the Gardens Research & Conservation team in particular. Selected creatives will have access to the Gardens’ collections as they apply to work with Garden staff in one of several key areas including living collections, herbarium, library, art collections and archives, and research laboratories.

Denver Botanic Gardens seeks to support and strengthen diverse perspectives—Individuals who identify as part of a historically marginalized group are encouraged to submit.

Application Requirements

RESIDENCY FORMAT Artists in residence are expected to explore and enhance the Gardens’ mission to connect people with plants. Artists can conduct residency activities with a blend of onsite and remote work--artists both in the Denver area and those outside of Colorado are welcome to apply. Local artists can take advantage of regular site visits to the Gardens and in-person meetings. Artists outside of Colorado, or beyond the Denver metro area, can conduct most of their residency remotely, but are required to visit the Gardens in person at least once to talk with staff and explore gardens and collections. Travel and lodging are coordinated by the artist and are paid from within the residency honorarium. Artists are welcome to collaborate and apply together. For collaborations, please include all participants' names and contact information in the application.

Residencies will typically span two to three months of focused time, during which one or more visits will be arranged with Gardens staff. Artists are welcome to continue working on their projects before and after this focused time but should concentrate their engagements with Gardens staff in this period. At the end of the residency year, artists will be expected to convene for an online meeting or virtual program to be determined.

Honorarium: $3,500

Expectations: As product and documentation of the residency, Denver Botanic Gardens may retain one artwork. 

Deadline: Monday, December 5, 2022 

Eligibility Criteria

The residency is open to all professional and emerging artists located in the continental United States, age 21 and over, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, or disability.