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May 2021

Deadline for Relief Residency Applications

May 5

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…

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Support A Studio in the Woods on GiveNOLA Day!

May 4

This GiveNOLA Day, we are celebrating a very special milestone – 20 years of supporting artists. Over the past two decades, we have been building a network of artists working to imagine unique and better solutions to combat the effects of the climate crisis in our community. These are the voices and ideas that carry us forward and keep our hope alive through extraordinary change. A 20th anniversary gift to A Studio in the Woods this GiveNOLA will help support…

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April 2021

Uncommon Exchanges: Indigo

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Newcomb Art Museum in partnership with A Studio in the Woods, The ByWater Institute at Tulane University, and New Orleans Center for the Gulf South presents Uncommon Exchanges: Indigo, a unique dialogue between unlikely pairings of Tulane and Gulf South experts. Rising Resident LaChaun Moore and anthropologist Dr. Sabia McCoy-Torres will use the museum’s current exhibition, Transcommunality by Laura Anderson Barbata, as a catalyst for conversation to remedy missing narratives and provide paths forward –through creative means –…

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Deadline for Tulane Scholarly Retreat Applications

April 15

The ByWater Institute and A Studio in the Woods seek to enhance and support the scholarship, creativity and cross-disciplinary activity of Tulane faculty and trainees by awarding one-week residencies during Academic Year F2021-S2022. These residencies will provide a retreat for faculty and trainees across disciplines to work on a discrete project or scholarly pursuit that can be new or complementary to ongoing work. Applications can be made independently, though collaborative cross-discipline team applications are also eligible. This opportunity may be…

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Syndemic: Racism, Environment, and COVID-19

April 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Please join us for a conversation about health disparities and COVID-19 between Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Associate Professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park, and Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Dean of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. This event in the ByWater Institute speaker series, Future Cities//Future Coasts, will explore how health disparities are deeply intertwined with issues of environmental…

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Virtual Opening of “Syndemic: COVID-19 and Health Disparities” Exhibition

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Starting in January 2021 and for the entire Spring 2021 semester, Dr. Sacoby Wilson, (Associate Professor, Applied Environmental Health and the UMD Prevention Research Center at the University of Maryland, College Park) has been working remotely with Dillard faculty members John Barnes (Associate Professor of Visual Arts) and Keith Morris (Associate Professor of Film), and four Dillard independent study students to create film and art works about COVID-19 and health disparities in our region. Inspiring Health Justice: A…

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March 2021

Reckoning with the History of Whiteness in New Orleans: A conversation with author Edward Ball and historian Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

REGISTER HERE The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and A Studio in the Woods present a virtual discussion with National Book Award winner and 2016-18 Gulf South Writer in the Woods Edward Ball and Tulane historian Dr. Laura Rosanne Adderley about Ball’s book, Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy, which addresses painful truths of America’s racist past and present, engages with the vibrant national discussion of anti-racism, and serves as an anti-racist history of…

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Floating Adaptations In Search of Invisible Rivers 

March 21 @ 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Super Secret Location TBA

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Floating Adaptations In Search of Invisible Rivers is an installation conceived by Jeff Becker, Nick Slie and Monique Verdin that features visual art, live performance and food. In this one time event, the artists are physically modeling ideas about how we can learn to live with fluctuation, to live with uncertainty, to live in symbiosis with our increasingly watery world. The event will also feature live music by Denise Frazier. March 21, 2021 with showings…

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January 2021

Gulf South Writer in the Woods Ladee Hubbard In Conversation with Dr. Jessica B. Harris

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Gulf South Writer in the Woods Ladee Hubbard and culinary historian Jessica Harris for a discussion of Hubbard’s new novel, The Rib King (HarperCollins 1/19/21) moderated by Denise Frasier, Assistant Director, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 6pm CT, register here. Hubbard works to deconstruct painful African American stereotypes and offers a fresh and searing critique on race, class, privilege, ambition, exploitation, and the seeds of rage in America in this intricately woven…

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Open Call for Next Gulf South Writer in the Woods

January 8 @ 11:30 pm

Announcing the open call for the next Gulf South Writer in the Woods, a program of A Studio in the Woods and the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, for BILAPOC Speculative Fiction writers working in fiction, poetry and stage/screenwriting.

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