A Studio in the Woods

A program of Tulane University located in the eight forested acres on the Mississippi River in New Orleans, A Studio in the Woods is dedicated to preserving the endangered bottomland hardwood forest and providing within it a peaceful retreat where artists, scholars and students can reconnect with nature and work uninterrupted. The Studio has an established record of pairing land preservation with intimate artist residencies and connecting artists to the local community through creative discourse centered on environmental challenges. By providing opportunities throughout the year for the public to experience and interact with our artists, their work, and the woods, the Studio fosters creativity, community, understanding and reverence for the natural world.


Current programs:

Flint and Steel: Cross-Disciplinary Combustion

Flint and Steel are residencies matching artists with Tulane University faculty members to create risk-taking new works designed to ignite social change. Artists collaborate with scholars from diverse fields to expand their reach in the larger community.

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Scholarly Retreats

The Studio and the Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research seek to enhance and support the scholarship, creativity and collaboration of Tulane faculty and trainees by awarding one to two week residencies. These residencies will provide a retreat for faculty and trainees across disciplines to work on a discrete project or scholarly pursuit that can be new or complementary to ongoing work.


Faculty Rentals

The Studio provides daytime rental for staff retreats, workshops and small conferences. Please contact the office at 504.342.4460 or info@astudiointhewoods.org for rates and availability. 

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Note: Tulane University Departments and student groups can receive a 25% discount on rental fees for retreats. University classes are exempt from fees.