Open Call

2021 Artist in Residence Program

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Clermont, United States


Applicants may be emerging or established artists on a regional, national or international level. Applicants must be professional visual artists. Students in undergrad studies may not apply. Residency duration is anywhere between 5-6 weeks and up to two months within the months of 2021

Number of Participants

Partners and children of artists-in-residence may visit and/or stay in the provided lodging during the residency term as long as they do not interfere with the goals of the residency. Lodging options are available if several artists work as a team, but the stipend would apply to the team as a whole. Artist collaborators and collectives must submit a single application with appropriate work samples that show artwork made by the group, not its individual members. The submitted application must indicate the primary contact person and clearly specify the number of collaborators and the group’s workspace needs. Due to housing limitations, individual housing will not be provided for each group member; collectives must share housing.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


March 15, 2021 - December 31, 2021


  • $2,500.00 stipend (one-time)


Conference Rooms, Desk Space, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Wood Shop


Cabin, Kitchen, Private Housing


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Self-Directed


Activists, Architecture, Biotech, Ceramics, Collective, Conceptual Art, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film, Glass, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Land Art, Moving Image, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Scientists, Sculpture, Sound Art, Textile, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology



Program Description

At over 16,000 acres, Bernheim is the largest privately held forest east of the Mississippi River. Our arboretum is home to plant collections of over 8,000 varieties, public art, and educational programming. Our pristine forest hosts hikers and outdoor adventures alongside research and conservation projects which will serve to protect the environment for future generations. Bernheim's Artist in Residence program advances the idea of a “museum without walls”by encouraging artists to research and explore concepts in their work while utilizing the arboretum and forest. Established in 1980, this internationally renowned program annually awards artists the opportunity to live at Bernheim and create site-specific work inspired by their total immersion experience. The Artist in Residence program has allowed our visitors to experience nature in new ways while enhancing awareness of Bernheim’s mission of connecting people to nature. Learn more at the organization at

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