Urban Field Station Artist Residency

Many voices. Greener cities. Better cities.

Note: This page’s information was last updated on 19 October 2020.

The application process is now closed and in final review.

The Urban Field Station Artist Residency Program is a residency created by the USDA Forest Service, NYC Parks, and The Nature of Cities.  Selected artists engage with land managers and researchers to better understand, represent, and communicate about urban social-ecological systems through works of art and imagination. Applications are were due by 15 September 2020 and residencies will be announced in November 2020.

The program’s mission is to promote understanding of and engagement with urban ecology through art. The Urban Field Station Network understands cities as social-ecological systems, and this year’s call for artists focuses on the theme of connectivity. 

Specifically, the Artist Residency Program seeks to build creative explorations of new knowledge by:
—Facilitating creative and transdisciplinary collaboration between artists, scientists, and land managers in the creation of new artworks; and
—Curating events and public engagements that explore ideas that emerge from creative works and collaborations resulting from the Residency. There are no limits to the types of artistic approaches.

Questions? Please write to this address: [email protected]