Applications for the 2016-2017 residency will be accepted November 1, 2015 through midnight EST, January 8, 2016. All applications must be postmarked by midnight EST and each will receive notification of the results by March 15, 2016.
Cathleen Faubert, a recent Artist in Residence, focused on using aroma to interpret the landscape at Bernheim. She states “The kaleidoscope of fragrant accords are reflective of the deep time element in the geology, and therefore biology, of a particular location.”The Artist in Residence Program is available to all visual artists in any medium including (sculptors, installation artists, painters, environmental artists, sound, video, performance artists) are encouraged to apply. The goal in all of Bernheim’s activities is to help realize its mission of strengthening the bond between people and nature by finding new ways to connect nature with people’s everyday lives. Bernheim will provide a stipend of $2,500.00 USD and living quarters for the recipient. In exchange, the artist will create a body of work, a site-specific sculpture or project or exhibition, with at least one mutually agreed to work of art left to the Bernheim Foundation.
The recipient is required to live and work at Bernheim for a minimum of 3 weeks and up to two months. Bernheim will provide comfortable housing in a one-room cabin with kitchen, AC, heating, Wi-Fi, a log-burning fireplace accessible from outside the arboretum in a beautiful wooded setting. There is a lakeside studio that is heated, has electricity, concrete floors, a utility sink, and a large, well-lit wall.