Denver Botanic Gardens Artist in Residency

This is an exciting opportunity for an illustrator/artist to get involved in the daily happenings at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The resident would document the day-to-day progress and changes in the Rocky Mountain plant world translating the botanic gardens’ purpose as a place of preservation, conservation, education and diversity into images or works which bring others enjoyment and a deeper understanding of the environment some may never visit. The works completed under this residency contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of our collections and the broader environment we care for and offer an opportunity to see our activities through the eyes of the contributing residents.

The Summer Residency provides an opportunity for the selected illustrator/artist to get involved in a variety of activities at the Denver Botanic Gardens, from participation in open studios, demonstrations and educational projects in the classroom or the Science Pyramid to developing a blog or other online documentation.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: End of February / SELECTION: Early March

EXPECTATIONS
The resident is expected to contribute to the established priorities of Denver Botanic Gardens, negotiated and tailored to the resident’s own personal interests. The residency could involve participation in any of the following:

  • Online blog about the Gardens (WordPress or similar)
  • Participation in Open Studios and presenting work in progress 
  • Compiling work produced during the residency
  • Educational workshops
  • Demonstrations for the public
  • The illustrator/artist is expected to spend five days/week on site, although this can vary from week to week depending on other professional commitments by prior agreement.
  • The residency may involve presence during evenings and weekends. 
  • The resident must provide their own supplies, equipment, and logistics for their activities during the residency.

ON-SITE RESOURCES
Outdoor studio space, access to the Gardens’ library, herbaria and the classroom.

DURATION
This call for illustrators offers two residency opportunities, each for a period of six weeks:

1. June 13 – July 22

2. August 8 – September 22

FUNDING
The residency provides a stipend of $3,000 for the selected illustrator/artist to be used for both housing and materials.

Additional Information
2016 Program announcement

Questions and Application submission: [email protected]

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