Laura Ahola-Young, ThongWeed, graphite, 2021.

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 flexible format allows artists to maintain other professional pursuits while being supported by the residency. Selected creatives will have access to the Gardens’ collections (living plants, natural history, art, books), scientists, curators, and multiple locations for their work, including the Denver York Street location and the working farm and native plant refuge Chatfield Farms location. Artists working in a variety of disciplines and media will be considered, including visual art, music, spoken word, poetry/literature, film/animation and other born-digital projects. Botanical illustrators are included within this program to work with the School of Botanical Art & Illustration alongside the Gardens Research & Conservation team in particular. 

Denver Botanic Gardens seeks to support and strengthen diverse perspectives—BIPOC applicants and individuals who identify as part of an historically marginalized group are strongly encouraged to submit.


The application for 2022 residencies is now closed and applications are not currently being accepted.

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