The goal of the University of Wisconsin Trout Lake Station artist in residency program is to create collaborative art/humanities and science projects focusing on the long-term ecology of lakes and their surrounding landscapes in Vilas County, Wisconsin. The Trout Lake Station is a field site of the North Temperate Lakes Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project which is part of a national network studying long term ecological change. The residency is designed for visual artists, writers and musicians who have specific interests in exploring the relationship between people, northern lakes and landscapes, and the long-term scientific investigations of the LTER project. One residency per year is offered. For the purposes of this application the term “artist” will be used for residencies in both arts and humanities.