Tallgrass Artist Residency / Deadline: March 1


The Tallgrass Artist Residency invites 8 artists/artist teams to participate in two-week residency periods between May and September, 2019 in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Residents are expected to give a public program of their choosing during this two-week period at one of our partner venues. Residents are also expected to participate in a group exhibition and artist symposium on Saturday, October 12, 2019. Residents are given lodging at Matfield Station in the small community of Matfield Green, Kansas for 10 nights during their residency and up to 2 nights during the artist symposium events.

This residency seeks to create connection and conversation across the Great Plains and welcomes applications from artists/art teams of all backgrounds, career levels, media, and practice who currently live in a place that is ecologically considered prairie (← click the link to see a general map of this area). Ideal applicants will have a strong body of work with a unique voice or perspective, a dedication to exploring place, and an interest in participating in a contemporary dialogue.

The Tallgrass Artist Residency is a unique program that offers individual artists/artist teams time and space to retreat and research in a rural, tallgrass prairie setting. Though the experience is rural, it is not meant to be isolating. Artists are provided lodging in the small community of Matfield Green, 20 miles from Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and home to a growing number of artists and thinkers. Our Matfield Green team welcomes residents and helps in orientation to the Flint Hills region. Some of our regional partners include the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, The Volland Store, The Bank Art Space, and Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

If you have any questions about the residency, feel free to email program coordinator Kelly Frasier at: tallgrass.art@gmail.com

Applications are due by March 1, with notification by the end of March.

Click here to apply.