Relief Residencies

Conceptualized in response to Covid-19, these residencies provide one-to-two week retreats for local BIPOC artists and culture bearers. 2020 - present

Relief Residencies provide one-to-two week funded residencies for local, BIPOC artists and culture bearers who have not participated in an artist residency before. The mission of A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University’s ByWater Institute, is to foster creative responses to the challenges of our time by providing retreat to artists, scholars, and the public in our protected forest on the Mississippi River. There have been no more acute challenges in recent memory than those presented by Covid-19. In line with our mission, we have crafted Relief Residencies to support those in our community most greatly impacted by the pandemic and the existing racial disparities it has highlighted.