2024 DAL Residency Artists

Welcome 2024 Desoto Artist Lab Residency Artists

Dear Residents of DeSoto,

I hope this letter finds you well. It is with great pleasure and excitement that I extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of the entire DeSoto community. As we embark on the journey of the 2024 DeSoto Artist Lab Residency Program, we are thrilled to introduce our talented cohort of artists who will be joining us in our city.

This year, we are honored to welcome Randi L. Betts, Nicole Dane, Yolanda Hanspard, Kassondra Jones, Jennifer Kindert and Chelita McDuffie as our resident artists. These remarkable individuals were selected from a pool of highly talented applicants for their creativity, passion, and commitment to their craft. We are confident that their unique perspectives and artistic talents will enrich our community and inspire us all.

Throughout their residency, our artists will be working on a variety of projects, collaborating with local organizations, schools, and community members, and engaging with the residents of DeSoto in meaningful and impactful ways. From visual art installations to performances, workshops, and community events, there will be no shortage of opportunities to experience the vibrancy and creativity of our resident artists.

As residents of DeSoto, you are an integral part of this journey, and we invite you to join us in welcoming our artists with open arms. Whether you are a lifelong resident or new to our city, we encourage you to explore, engage, and connect with our artists and their work. Your support and participation are essential to the success of the DeSoto Artist Lab Residency Program, and we are grateful for your enthusiasm and involvement.

Together, let us celebrate the power of art to inspire, unite, and transform our community. Let us embrace the creativity and diversity that make DeSoto such a special place to call home. And let us welcome our resident artists with the warmth and hospitality that define our city.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to an exciting and enriching year ahead.

Warm regards,
Rolanda Brigham
Arts, Culture and Heritage Manager 

2024 DeSoto Artist Lab Residency Artist