The Commissary at Lynn Farms on Hwy 3049.

The Commissary at Lynn Farms on Hwy 3049.

The 2019 Residency

“Rural Communities Along the Red River”


The 2019 North Louisiana Artist-in-Residence theme is Rural Communities Along the Red River and the medium of art is photography. For two weeks between September 15th and October 10th the photographer will explore North Caddo Parish, documenting the farming communities along the Red River.

The goal of the 2019 North Louisiana AiR is to provide a photographer the opportunity to focus on a body of work relating to the theme while providing opportunities for them to engage with the communities along the Red River in North Caddo Parish. This affords the chance for both the enrichment of the artist’s craft and understanding of the local culture while also enhancing the local arts communities through the interactions.

Photographer Requirements:

The photographer is ideally developing a body of work that can connect with the farming communities in North Caddo Parish. We also invite photographers with an interest in utilizing the Residency as an exploratory period to learn about and document farming communities to apply!

As the communities are connected primarily by road, the photographer must have their own vehicle and be able to drive themselves between the communities during the residency. The photographer will provide their own equipment and related supplies.

RLCF will provide:

  • Housing in the form of an Airstream.

  • A gas stipend of $50 to cover travel between Ida and Dixie and the towns in between.

  • Community dinners with RLCF members and/or other related groups

  • A stipend of $250 for food not covered by community dinners.

  • One event/activity in the community co-planned with the photographer to engage with local members in an art and/or cultural manner.

  • Opportunities to speak and exhibit artwork during the Legacy Show Reception and Heritage & Harvest Tour

  • One day of visiting with RLCF members/staff and learning about Ross Lynn.

Expected Outcomes:

The photographer will provide an original work developed during or inspired by the North Louisiana Artist-in-Residence within three months of the AiR. The original work should be representative of their style and reflective of their residency. The photographer will retain ownership of copyright for their donated work, but RLCF will be granted permission for limited ongoing use for program promotion, public outreach, and development of sales, with any proceeds of the artwork directly benefiting future iterations of the AiR.

Application Details

  • Applicant must be over 18 and currently residing in the United States.

  • Complete the application process.

  • Photographers will be considered based on their work submitted and their interest in the program.

  • Selected photographer will correspond with Ross Lynn Charitable Foundation staff on logistics and arrangements.

Your application must include:

  • Resume including related experience and website information (provided the photographer has a website)

  • Statement of intent (1 page) including a one or two paragraph project description outlining your purpose for the residency

  • Submit images of 7-10 examples of artwork, images should include, title and creation date for each work submitted.

Criteria used for determining eligibility

  • Quality of existing body of work

  • Evidence that this residency is a natural fit in the photographer’s work

  • Alignment between photographer’s goal in the residency and Ross Lynn Foundation’s goals of cultivating the arts and culture of North Caddo parish through the residency.


  • Resident needs to arrange their own transportation to and from Lynn Farms (it is recommended that resident lives within driving distance or secures a vehicle if traveling to the area other than by car). The location and distance between towns in North Caddo Parish necessitates the ability to drive yourself.

Timeline for 2019 Program

  • Application deadline is August 1st.

  • Notification of acceptance by phone or email by August 15th.

  • Artist commitment to the residency is due August 23rd.

Contact information


Phone: 601-613-1954

Caddo Parish with the rural farming communities of North Caddo Parish labeled connected by Highways 71 and 3049 (both in yellow). Shreveport is situated in South Caddo Parish about 30 minutes from Lynn Farms.

The Airstream our resident photographer will stay in for two weeks. Below is the location the Airstream will be placed; beside a small pond on Lynn Farms.


2019’s resident will be housed in an Airstream placed on Lynn Farms in Gilliam, LA. Given the size of the accommodation, the residency is limited to an individual photographer.

The Airstream Includes:

  • Small sitting area

  • Bathroom with shower

  • Two Full size beds with bedding

  • Kitchenette: sink, microwave, small refrigerator, two burner cooktop

  • Basic supplies provided: dish soap, towels, basic cleaning supplies and toiletries

  • The Airstream does have A/C and is non-smoking

  • No pets are allowed

  • Due to the solitary, focused nature of the residency, overnight guests are not allowed without prior approval from the host