Performing Artist in Residence 2024 Application - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Performing Artist in Residence 2024 Application

Performing Artist in Residence 2024 Application

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Performing Artist in Residence program allows artists and visitors to experience the Garden through a different lens.


The theme for the 2024 residency is Natural Attraction, celebrating the plant-pollinator relationship through the lens of BBG’s vast and varied collections and the native insects to which they are inextricably linked.

One artist will be selected for a residency in 2024. During the residency, the artist will spend time creating work in and inspired by the Garden. They will host one or two public classes, seminars, or activities, then showcase their final work in September 2024.

Residency Support

2024 Timeline

  • Woman wearing short-sleeve black dress poses in front of yellow flowers.

    2023 Artist in Residence: Kamala Sankaram

    From June through September 2023, Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosted Kamala Sankaram as artist in residence. Drawing inspiration from trees in our collection, tree care and caretakers, and the symbolism of trees as places of gathering, shelter, and culture, Sankaram created two new pieces inspired by the Garden’s 2023 theme, Power of Trees.

  • on a summer lawn amid flowers and trees, a smiling man watches two barefoot dancers twirl

    2022 Artist in Residence: Jean-René Delsoin

    During his summer 2022 residency, Delsoin’s study of BBG’s gardens, plants, trees, and wildlife along with Haitian culture, traditions, and heritage informed a work created and presented in collaboration with NYC-based dance and drum practitioners.



Application Components

  1. Portfolio of 3–5 pieces of work
  2. Resume
  3. Written proposal including:
    • Performance ideas integrating the 2024 theme
    • Public engagement ideas
    • Artist’s relation to or interest in botanic subject matter
    • Anticipated needs for residency supplies, equipment, and space


Applications are due by February 29, 2024. Resident will be announced May 1, 2024.



Art in the Garden is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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