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.
Varying dates by year (March 1 to 31, 2023)
2 to 4 weeks per artist
Waubonsie State Park provides
Artist agrees to the following:
About the Program
Waubonsie State Park awards multiple residencies to visual artists per year. This year, residencies will range from 2 weeks to 4 weeks in length. Artists may work in a variety of media. Residency awards include living and studio space in Waubonsie State Park, which is in the southern 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 are required to deliver at least one public program during 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.
Matt Moles, Park Manager Waubonsie State Park
Becca Castle, Project Coordinator, Golden Hills RC&D
Lance Brisbois, Deputy Director, Golden Hills RC&D
Timeline for 2023
January 11: Residency applications open.
February 3: Residency applications due.
February 10: Residency awardees notified.
March 1: First artist residency begins for 2023.
March 31: Artist residency program ends for 2023.