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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2021 Artist in Residence Applications 


Due to the developing situation with Covid-19, the process for the 2021 Artist in Residence submissions will be moved back to allow for any necessary program adjustments. 


The Neon Museum hopes to continue the sixth year of the National Artist Residency program in the Fall of 2021. Please revisit our site in the first week of April 2021 for updates. 

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This project is supported in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, which receives support from the  National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the state of Nevada.

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Julie Henson

Karl Orozco

Allison Wiese

Whitney Lynn

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