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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Deadline extended for 2020 Artist in Residence program!

The Neon Museum invites submissions for the annual National Artist Residency. The residency project will span eight weeks from June 15 through August 7, 2020, and is open to artists based in the United States over the age of 18. Submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, February 12, 5 p.m. PST.

Full details and application form are available here.

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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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