Taking Up Residence: The Multifaceted Benefits of Artist Residency Programs in Gardens
Artist in Residence programs have been popular in the art world for some time, but few gardens take advantage of this opportunity. Residency programs can provide institutions with new ways of looking at their living and non-living collections, develop new audiences within their communities, document scientific research, and engage in conversations surrounding societal issues. Funding for these programs comes from a variety of sources—from endowments set up specifically for the program to directly out of operations. Come explore developing a residency program at your institution using your gardens, collections, and other unique resources and examine how to expand art programs in the community.
Presenters: P. Larkin, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, Charlotte, North
Carolina; L. Eldred, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado; G. Smith,
W. Gary Smith Design, Austin, Texas; M. Slaughter, Bernheim Arboretum &
Research Forest, Clermont, Kentucky; J. McGregor, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York