Artist in Residence program 2024

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Immerse yourself in a unique natural setting 

that fosters collaboration between artists and scientists.

Art at Cedar Point offers concentrated time 

for creative research in a location that is far but near, 

exotic and local, expansive and real.

The Art at Cedar Point Artist in Residence program is aimed at artists and writers interested in the intersection of art and science. Hosted at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Cedar Point Biological Station in western Nebraska, the residency offers artists and creative writers the opportunity to engage and interact with researchers, professors, and students of the biological sciences. Both established and emerging artists/writers are invited to apply. 

DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted now through  March 15, 2024

Email a cover letter describing your interest in the art/science mission of Art at Cedar Point and how a residency would benefit your practice, along with a pdf of 10-15 examples of artwork or 3-4 writing samples, and a current CV to Artists working in video should provide links to online content for viewing. In the cover letter, please indicate whether you'd like a 1 week residency or a 2 week residency. Our jurors will each rank the applicants and awards and choice of dates will be arranged by that ranking (artist #1 will receive an award and first choice of open dates etc.)

Total costs of the program include field station housing and three meals per day, at $280/week. Several scholarship awards are available for emerging and Nebraska artists/writers. All residents are responsible for their own travel costs to and from CPBS.

Detail from Lake Stories by 2014 Artist in Residence Monique Belitz

Art at Cedar Point offers a limited number of residency awards covering the cost of room and board to artists and writers working in or native to Nebraska and to emerging artists (currently enrolled graduate students or recent degree recipients). The application process is the same, but those applying for a Residency Award should address their eligibility and need for an award in the cover letter.

Cedar Point Biological Station hosts instructors and undergraduate students for classes in art, literature and biology which offer artists the opportunity to engage across disciplines. Following is a schedule for summer 2024  to consider when selecting your available dates. 

May 26-June 14:  Literature & the Environment, Avian Biology, Fundamentals of Biology II

June 16-July 5:  Predator Ecology, Field Herpetology

July 7-July 26: Field Epidemiology, Fundamentals of Biology II, Ecology and Evolution

July 28-August 16: Field Parasitology, Limnology

Scientists who return to CPBS each year include experts focused on cliff swallows, aquatic turtles, prairie dogs, lizards, and snakes. If you have a specific interest in one of these topics, please contact the program coordinator for more information about how to connect.

Artists and writers who wish to engage with the local community are welcome to propose a public speaking event or workshop for youth or adults. A fully equipped auditorium is available nearby at the Lake McConaughy Visitors’ Center for speaking events, and limited facilities are available there and at CPBS for workshops or demonstrations.

Past Artists in Residence Include:

Christy Aggens

Carlie Antes

Byron Anway

Lori Elliott-Bartle

Monique Belitz

Jess Benjamin

Sarah Berkeley

Jennifer Bockerman

Annie Bohling

Jody Boyer

Miranda Brandon

Amanda Breitbach

Madeline Cass

Patricia Davis

Adam DeSorbo

April Edwards

Dominique Ellis

Dana Fritz

Victoria Hoyt

Zack Jacobs

Andrea Jenkins

Sarah Johnson

Sarah Kaizer

Mackayla Kelsey

Steve Langan

Kassidy Linabery

Stephanie Marcellus

Catherine Meier

Mollie Moorhead

Joseph Mougel

Katie Nieland

Russ Nordman

John O'Keefe

Rosevelt Pardy

Adele Phillips

Thomas Powell

Catherine Reinhart

Sophia Ruppert

Robert Russell

Phae Strong

Trudie Teijink

Bradford Tice

Kimberly Turner

Anne Yoncha

Kelly Weber

Amy Wendling

Matt Whitaker

Kat Wiese

Cory Willard

Luci Packard 

Shelby Freehling

Max Sorenson

Christopher Williams

Charlotte Middleton

Connor Beck

Lindsey Pinkerton

Kristine Langley Mahler

Kristina Sheufelt

Gretchen Larsen

** If you have attended a residency at CPBS and are not on this list, or if you are on this list and you have a website not listed, please email our coordinator so we can get the list updated

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Kat Morrow at