Open Call

Rising: Climate in Crisis Residencies

A Studio in the Woods

With Funding
New Orleans, United States


Local, national, and international visual, musician/composing, performance, literary, new media, and interdisciplinary artists are eligible to apply. Both established and emerging artists may apply, but a rigorous work ethic and demonstrated commitment to public engagement are expected. Artists of color are encouraged to apply and we are particularly interested in receiving applications from indigenous artists. Students are not eligible.

Number of Participants

Collaborative teams of up to 2 people are eligible to apply


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


September 01, 2020 - May 31, 2021


  • $2,000.00 material budget (one-time)
  • $2,500.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $20.00 application fee


Desk Space, Individual Studio


Private Bathroom, Private Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement


Acting, Activists, Animation, Architecture, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Ballet, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Chefs, Choreography, Composers, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Dance, Dance Groups, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Intervention, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Music, Music Composition, Nonfiction, Opera, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Singing, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Theatre, Theatre Directors, Thinkers, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

Rising:Climate in Crisis Residencies invite artists to examine the severity of the climate crisis and be agents of change to guide our collective understanding, response, and vision as we shape our shared future. New Orleans and the inhabitants of our region are frequently invoked as some of the most vulnerable to the effects of environmental degradation. While sea levels, temperatures and emotions are rising, our highly manipulated landscape can be seen as a microcosm of the global environment, manifesting both the reckoning and hope which are required in the ways humans interact with shifting urban and natural ecosystems. As the climate crisis moves beyond coastal communities and permeates the collective understanding of the future, the challenges faced by Southern Louisiana resonate exponentially. We look to artists to ignite our imaginations, illuminate our challenges, and offer new ways to examine the world.

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