The Cheekwood Martin Shallenberger Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Series is an initiative focused on bringing innovative, dynamic, and intriguing artists to the city of Nashville, Tennessee, for a coveted opportunity to produce an interpretive site-specific exhibition at one of the city’s leading art institution and botanical gardens, Cheekwood. The AIR series invites an artist to create on the estate for a full month (four weeks) and presents them an opportunity to display their works in an indoor and/or outdoor exhibition.
Artists are expected to create onsite for their four-week residency responding to the Cheekwood environment. Throughout the residency, the artist will be offered an environment or studio space in which they are able to work. All artist materials will be provided, and artists are expected to interact with the public and partake in scheduled educational programming. Works produced will be installed with the assistance of the Cheekwood curatorial staff.
How to Apply
Interested artists may send a CV, a letter of intent, an artist statement, and a portfolio of 15-20 recent and representative works to firstname.lastname@example.org by the deadline. All inquires about the program may also be directed at this email address.
Residency Experience Summary
Artists currently enrolled in a degree seeking program are not eligible. A Bachelor of Fine Arts is preferred.
Artists will receive an honorarium, meal stipend, and initial travel to and from Cheekwood at the beginning and end of the residency. Housing and material costs are provided.