Ebb & Flow is a 5-week residency based on the premise that Southern Louisiana can be seen as a microcosm of
the global environment, manifesting both the challenges and possibilities inherent in human interaction with the
urban and natural ecosystems. We ask artists to describe in detail how the region will affect their work, to propose a
public component to their residency and to suggest ways in which they will engage with the local community.
DATES: New Orleans artists are eligible for residencies from October – December 2013. National and international
artists are eligible for residencies from January – April 2014. Artists should specify their preferred 5-week stretches
and any “blackout” dates/obligations. Flexibility in your dates is appreciated as we try to accommodate everyone’s
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Postmark by May 17, 2013, notification by July 8, 2013.
ARTIST ELIGIBILITY: Visual, musician/composing, performance, literary, new media, and interdisciplinary artists.
Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply, but a rigorous work ethic and demonstrated
commitment to environmental issues are expected. Students are not eligible.
SELECTION PROCESS: A multidisciplinary jury will judge proposals on the following criteria:
• The creativeness and integrity of the proposal
• Incorporation of the arts and other disciplines
• Evidence of previous exploration of environmental topics
• The proposal’s public component and its depth of engagement with the community
• Creative use of ASITW resources including its natural environment and proximity to the Mississippi River
• Please note that the fragile environment poses restrictions to what can happen on site. We ask that proposals
moderate the number of visitors, penetration of the woods, and use of natural found materials.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Recipients will be given $2000 as a stipend and $2000 towards materials.
ASITW provides 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 the program. Travel and shipping expenses to and from ASITW for the
residency are also the responsibility of the artist.
A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University, located in 7.66 forested acres on the Mississippi River in New
Orleans, is dedicated to preserving the endangered bottomland hardwood forest and providing within it a peaceful retreat where visual, literary and performing artists can work uninterrupted. One of the few live-in artists' retreat in the Deep South, A Studio in the Woods fosters both environmental preservation and the creative work of all artists.