The Nicholson Project 


Fairlawn, Washington D.C.
September 14, 2019

Artist-in-Residence Applications OPEN NOW! Apply here.

The Nicholson Project is a paid artist-in-residence program and neighborhood garden…

in a formerly vacant row house in Washington D.C. designed by Dashboard, Align Development, Love & Carrots, and What Works Studio.

The inaugural launch event of the project featured installations by Amber Robles-Gordon, Heather Teresa Clarke (assisted by Hirshhorn ARTLAB+), and Jefferson Pinder, Goosin’ DC, a photography exhibition featuring Larry Cook, Beverly Price, and Vincent Rutherford Brown, a garden talk with Love & Carrots, a studio tour with Robles-Gordon, and performances by DJ Geena Marie, Charmaine Michelle, and Hirshhorn ARTLAB+.



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About the residency



The Nicholson Project’s artist-in-residence program explores the positive roles that art and design can play in strengthening the community. As such, all artists-in-residence receive $2,000 per month and full-time access to a live/work space in the restored rowhouse. Residents from all creative practices are welcome, including artists, writers, designers, makers, chefs, scientists, gardeners, architects, and more. The next application for artists-in-residence is Oct 1-31.


About the Neighborhood Garden

Fairlawn (Ward 7) is an officially designated food desert. Therefore, a formerly vacant lot was re-designed in partnership with Love & Carrots to serve as a gathering place for the neighborhood, and provide fresh produce to local residents & businesses. The project intends to engage the community, other nonprofits, and schools to grow and harvest food from the garden as well as encourage food equity initiatives.