AIR Application

2024 Residencies are for 2 or 4 weeks between mid-May and August. Arrival dates are Sunday afternoon, and departure dates are Saturday morning.

Included in the residency is housing, 3 meals a day, and studio space.

Open to artists working in any medium.

Writers and poets are encouraged to apply for the Iowa Lakeside Lab Writers-in-Residence program

Applications are now closed for 2024. Thank you to all who applied!

Preference is given to artists whose work engages with ecology, science, and nature in unique and collaborative ways.
Accepted artists are responsible for getting to the Lab and bringing their own tools and supplies.
If you have any questions about the residency or application process, please email

“Artists and scientists are both asking questions about the world, they’re just doing it in different ways”
Alex Braidwood
Director, Iowa Lakeside Lab Artists-in-Residence Program
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