2018 Artist in Residence Program

The New Haven Land Trust is seeking an artist(s) in residence for 4 of our community gardens. The gardens we’ve selected are strategically located in the hearts of 4 different neighborhoods in New Haven: Fair Haven, Newhallville, The Hill, and Dwight. The goal is to activate these gardens as community hubs of activity, not limited to gardening, but encompassing healthy lifestyle in the broadest sense, including the arts. We are putting out a call for artists to submit proposals for their visions of what artistic element could be added to any one of the 4 unique spaces.

Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply, and particular attention will be given to proposals by artists who grew up or live in the neighborhoods in which these gardens are located. Please use the addresses listed below to scout the sites and get the ideas flowing. Small stipends will be paid to artists in exchange for organizing at least one interactive workshop and curating the artistic element of the garden for the duration of the growing season (through September). The artists in residence will be selected in part by garden coordinators and will work with garden leadership to accomplish their vision, whatever that may be. Use our gardens as your canvas, and build community while doing so!

Dates: Summer/Early Fall
Stipend: $500
Deadline to apply: June 30

Available Hub Gardens:

47 Grand Ave. (at Perkins St.)

255 Shelton Ave. (at Ivy St.)

145 Davenport Ave. (at Ward St.) OR 60 Truman St. (at Clover Pl.) 

290 Goffe St. (at County St.)


To apply please send a resume, cover letter, portfolio or examples of your work, and a possible workshop idea by email to [email protected]