Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence / Residencies

May 31, 2023

Organization Name: Oak Spring Garden Foundation

Organization Location: Upperville, VA

Type: Residencies

Fee: Free


The Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence is awarded annually by The Oak Spring Garden Foundation (OSGF) to one outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. This award is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2 – 5 week stay at Oak Spring. While at OSGF, the Fellow will be able to meet with staff, explore their 700-acre landscape, see their efforts in sustainable land management, and visit the rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art.

OSGF intends to award the Fellowship to an exceptional artist whose works show remarkable promise to contribute to a deeper understanding of the natural world and humankind’s place in it. The Fellow will be scheduled to visit when there are other Interdisciplinary Residents or Fellows onsite. This scheduling will allow the Fellow to join in communal meals, and optional activities and field trips with other artists, ecologists, researchers, or scholars working on projects related to OSGF’s mission. Beyond time devoted to their projects, a Fellow’s typical day at Oak Spring might include a walk to enjoy the landscape or birds; an appointment to visit the Oak Spring Garden Library; and/or a morning spent volunteering at the BCCF or in the formal garden. These optional activities provide Fellows time to learn from and interact with OSGF staff. None of these activities are required, and OSGF understands that some Fellows might want to spend most of their time in their writing or working independently. OSGF supports and enables Fellows to use their time as they best see fit.

At the culmination of their stay, OSGF encourages but doesn’t require, Fellows to give a 20 – 30 minute presentation with time for questions, to Oak Spring staff and any other Fellows, Residents, or program participants who might be onsite.


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