American Public Garden Association Conference 2017
Hamilton & Niagara, Ontario
June 19-23, 2017
Taking Up Residence: The Multifaceted Benefits of Artist Residency Programs in Gardens
Event Type: 
Education and Communication
Date / Time: 
Wed June, 21 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Albion C
P. Larkin, Daniel Stowe, Charlotte, North Carolina; L. Eldred, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, Colorado; G. Smith, W. Gary Smith Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; M. Slaughter, Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Clermont, Kentucky; J. McGregor, Wave Hill, Bronx, New York

Artist in Residence programs have been popular in the art world for some time, but few gardens take advantage of this opportunity. Residency programs can provide institutions with new ways of looking at their living and non-living collections, develop new audiences within their communities, document scientific research, and engage in conversations surrounding societal issues. Funding for these programs comes from a variety of sources—from endowments set up specifically for the program to directly out of operations. Come explore developing a residency program at your institution using your gardens, collections, and other unique resources and examine how to expand art programs in the community.