To facilitate an artist in residency program that will house at least one artist at Waubonsie State Park to engage with the natural resources of the park through a visual arts lens. The artist will lead community events that will bring visitors to the park. The goal of the residency is to reach a broader audience of park-goers, thus increasing the number of visitors per annum and ultimately educating more people about the Loess Hills ecosystem.
Yearly Oct. 15 to April 15
1 to 3 months per artist
Waubonsie State Park provides
Artist agrees to the following:
About the Program
Waubonsie State Park awards approximately 6 residencies to visual artists per year. Residencies range from 1 month to 3 months in length. Artists work in a variety of media. Residency awards include living and studio space in Waubonsie State Park, which is in the Loess Hills region of Iowa. The studio location is identified together with the Park Manager based on the needs of the artist. The artist has access to work tables, handtools and a fully equipped woodshop. Artists have access to a vehicle to perform residency-related activities during their residency pending approval and coordination with the Park Manager. Artists are required to deliver at least one public program per month of their residency and to donate one piece of art to the park at the conclusion of their stay.
Learn more about Waubonsie State Park here.
Timeline for 2018-2019
May-July: Planning and development of residency program.
August 31: Artist residency applications due.
October 15: Artist residency begins for 2018-2019.
April 15, 2019: Artist residency ends for 2018-2019.