Apply for Replenish Residencies 2024-25

Restorative visioning retreats for Greater New Orleans’ BIPOC artists and culture bearers. Deadline March 13, 2024

Replenish Residencies provides 1-2 week restorative visioning retreats to local BIPOC artists and culture bearers; the heart of New Orleans culture. In light of the many racial disparities still present in our society at large and the arts economy specifically, we offer these residencies to provide time to rest and restore, vision, and create. The call is open to BIPOC artists and culture bearers from the Greater New Orleans area who have not attended a residency before.

The Studio focuses on interrelated areas of programming, including residencies for artists and scholars, forest restoration, and science-inspired art engagement for children and adults. We center interdependence, wonder, care, and inclusivity in all of our work and believe the essential and transformative powers of art and the natural environment are central to a thriving future for all.

The 2023 Info Session is available here. Register for the 2024-25 info session here.


ARTIST ELIGIBILITY – Local (Greater New Orleans Area), BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists and culture bearers who have not participated in an artist residency before.

DATES – Residencies are one to two weeks and will be scheduled between August 2024 – June 2025 according to the mutual availability of the artist and A Studio in the Woods. Applications due March 13, 2024 with notification by May 8, 2024.

SUPPORT – Recipients will be provided with a $1600* stipend, a one to two week residency, staff support and an opportunity to have a documentation session with a photographer. We additionally fund optional field trips such as boat rides and eco/history tours. Depending on the needs of the artist, we may be able to assist artists in accessing Tulane University faculty consultants or research collections. Selected residents receive full room and board including food, utilities for living, and studio space. Residents are expected to cover personal living expenses, additional materials and supplies, and any other expenses relating to the cost of producing work incurred while in residence. 

SELECTION PROCESS – A multidisciplinary jury comprised of local BIPOC artists and former residents will judge applications on the creativity and integrity of the proposal as well as the artist’s demonstrated commitment to their practice.

APPLICATION – The application consists of three components: an online form, a written or recorded narrative, and work samples. The narrative can be submitted as up to 2 written pages OR 4 minutes of audio recording. We aim to make this application as accessible as possible. Applicants who don’t have reliable access to a computer or internet may call 504-392-4460 to complete their application over the phone.

  • FORM – see below
  • NARRATIVE TOPICS – Up to 2 written pages OR 4 minutes of audio recording
    • Brief bio about yourself and history as an artist and/or culture bearer
    • Artist statement or description of your work
    • What the opportunity to be in residence at A Studio in the Woods might mean for you and your work

WORK SAMPLES – Up to 5 images OR 5 minutes audio or video recording OR 5 written pages (double spaced).


*Replenish Residencies are one-two weeks and include a $1600 stipend. This is based on our stipend scale of approximately $800 per week. This is in addition to other residency supports such as grocery reimbursements, documentation, and field trips.

Photo: Kelly Love Jones by Aaye Creates.