The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) is designed to expand the interpretive potential of the museum collection while providing artists the opportunity to create new work in an unconventional setting. The residency includes a public program to engage the community and museum visitors, while providing exposure to new artists and a fresh perspective on the collection. The selected artist, working in the fields of digital, performance or visual arts, will be sponsored and supported by the Neon Museum and will reside in Las Vegas, Nevada, for eight weeks over the summer.

The following is provided to artists accepted for participation in the Museum's National AIR Program:

  • Honorarium
  • Accommodation and studio space
  • Access to onsite collection and archives
  • Curatorial support as needed
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Documentation

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The link for applications to the Summer 2020 National Artist in Residence program will be posted early December 2019. The submission period is eight weeks and the deadline will be posted with the call. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Julie Henson

Karl Orozco

Allison Wiese

Whitney Lynn