YOTA: Artists in Residence

NEWSFLASH!!! We’re growing the program in FY 24 by bringing on 7 emerging community artists alongside artists in residence who have gained experience this year. Learn more and apply here. READ THE FAQs here.

In the Year of the Artist, we’ve hired 11 Artists in Residence to work alongside city departments, commissions, committees, or collaborative efforts. After a period of inquiry, artists will develop a project or projects that will advance the work of the organization, engage the community in their work, and grow the artist professionally. This work is funded through the City of Roanoke and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Our 2022-23 Artists in Residence
Explore their work using the links below.

Brian CounihanSoutheast Roanoke Neighborhoods of Opportunity
Christine CarrRoanoke Stormwater
Jane GabrielleGun Violence Commission
John WoodrumComplete Streets
Jordan BellBerglund Center
Katherine Devine Roanoke Valley Sister Cities
Lacey LeonardNorthwest Roanoke Neighborhoods of Opportunity
Polly BranchNeighborhood Centers Model Development
Robyn MitchellEureka Park
Simone PatersonEnVision Center, Roanoke Redev. & Housing Authority
Samantha MeyerChief Communicator & Network Builder

Artists in Residence from left at the annual State of the City address at Hotel Roanoke: Lacey Leonard, John Woodrum, Samantha Meyer, Brian Counihan, Coach Pedro Szalay, and Katherine Devine.