Kiki Gaffney, “Birch - Two Views,” graphite, acrylic, glitter and gold leaf, 2022.

Land Line: Artist Residency Program

Denver Botanic Gardens’ artist residency program, Land Line, is dedicated to supporting artists who foster appreciation, understanding and stewardship of the natural world. By celebrating individual perspectives and encouraging creative exchange, the residency program seeks to inspire and bring awareness to nature and explore humanity’s unique connection to the landscape.

Land Line’s format allows artists to maintain other professional pursuits while being supported by the residency. Artists working in a variety of media in the visual arts will be considered. Botanical illustrators are included within this program to work with the School of Botanical Art & Illustration alongside the Gardens’ Research and Conservation team in particular. Selected creatives will have access to the Gardens’ collections as they apply to work with Garden staff in one of several key areas including living collections, herbarium, library, museum collections and archives, and research laboratories.

The Gardens seeks to support and strengthen diverse perspectives—people in the LGBTQ community and from various racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Applications for the 2023 residencies are now closed and applications are not currently being accepted.

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