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, approximately November 1 to April 10
2 to 6 weeks per artist
Waubonsie State Park provides
Artist agrees to the following:
Applications for 2021-2022 will be announced in fall 2021.
About the Program
Waubonsie State Park awards up to eight residencies to visual artists per year. Residencies range from 2 weeks to 6 weeks in length. Artists 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 per month of their residency (with additional considerations being given due to COVID - such as virtual workshops) 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, Loess Hills National Scenic Byway Coordinator
Lance Brisbois, Project Coordinator, Golden Hills RC&D
Timeline for 2020-2021
October 25: Residency applications due.
November 1: First available artist residency begins for 2019-20.
April 10, 2021: Artist residency program ends for 2020-2021.