The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) is designed to expand the interpretive potential of the collection while providing artists the opportunity to create new work in an unconventional setting. Each residency is accompanied by programming to engage the community and museum visitors, providing exposure to new artists and a fresh perspective on the collection.

Artist Labs are collaborations between artists and the Neon Museum education department that are designed for short term engagement (weekend, for example), with the expectation that Lab experiences will be further developed by the Museum for arts education programs.  Artist Labs are grant funded and are currently by invitation only.

Currently, the Neon Museum hosts a National Artist Residency, welcoming artists or a group of artists to create new work engaging patrons of all ages.  The Neon Museum encourages artists or a group of artists working in the fields of visual or performing arts, or new genres, to reside in Las Vegas, Nevada, for eight weeks to develop a project and engage the community, including hosting an artist talk and a studio open house.

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

  • Support for the implementation of public programs in conjunction with the AIR; support with the development of programs where necessary.
  • Access to onsite collection and archives where appropriate. 
  • Curatorial support as needed. 
  • Marketing and publicity.
  • Documentation.
  • Honorarium.

Karl Orozco

Allison Wiese

Whitney Lynn