2015 Denver Botanic Gardens Residency


2015 Denver Botanic Gardens ResidencyThis is an exciting opportunity for up to three illustrators/artists to get involved in the daily happenings at Denver Botanic Gardens. Residents will document the day-to-day progress and changes in the Rocky Mountain plant world, interpreting the botanic gardens’ purpose as a place of preservation, conservation, education and diversity into images or works which bring others enjoyment and a deeper understanding of the environment some may never visit. The works completed under this residency contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of our gardens and offer an opportunity to see our activities through the eyes of the contributing residents.


The resident is expected to contribute fully to the life of Denver Botanic Gardens. This contribution will be negotiated and tailored to the artist’s own personal interests. The residency could involve participation in any of the following:


  • Online blog about the Gardens (WordPress or similar)
  • Participation in Open Studios and presenting work in progress
  • Compiling work produced during the residency
  • Educational workshops
  • Demonstrations for the public

The illustrator/artist is expected to spend five days/week on site although this can vary from week to week depending on other professional commitments by prior agreement. The residency may involve presence during evenings and weekends. The resident must provide their own supplies, equipment, and logistics for their activities during the residency.

On-site Resources

Outdoor studio space, access to the Gardens’ library, herbaria, classroom and Science Pyramid.




This call for illustrators offers three residency opportunities, each for a period of six weeks:
1. April 20 – May 29
2. June 15 – July 24
3. August 10 – September 18




The residency provides a stipend of $3,000 for each selected illustrator/artist to be used for both housing and materials.For full details visit the original announcement.


2015 Denver Botanic Gardens Residency

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