Artist in Residence: Nat Baldwin
The Englert believes in supporting emerging and working artists and has created an Artist-in-Residence Program to allow artists time to work on their projects while experiencing and engaging with the Iowa Creative Corridor.
Bassist/composer Nat Baldwin of the rock band Dirty Projectors was the first resident hosted in February 2014. Baldwin’s residency included substantial time for him to work on new compositions as well as community engagement with the Corridor through conducting a songwriting workshop with students from Tate High School and visiting area cultural institutions and artists. The residency was supported by Brown Street Inn, Preucil School of Music, Reck Violin, and patron donations which gained them admittance into the culminating residency event, a special performance for 60 people at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City alongside Irish poet Martin Dyar.