Resident Artist Research Project

The Bell Museum Resident Artist Research Project (RARP) offers artists an exclusive opportunity to engage with University researchers and scientific collections while exploring the application of art as a medium for interpreting science in the public realm.

2017/2018 Call for Artists

Thank you to all those who applied! Stay tuned as we will be announcing recipients soon. Questions? Contact or call 612-624-3808.

2016 Research Project Artist

Carl Flink 

Carl FlinkCarl Flink is the Artistic Director of Black Label Movement, a Twin Cities-based dance theater dedicated to creating wildly physical, naturally virtuosic, intellectually and emotionally engaging art and exploring unique and unexpected collaborations beyond dance. He is also the University of Minnesota's Jette Sween Professor of Dance. Carl is a two-time McKnight Choreography Fellow and the creator of four TED Talk presentations, including A Modest Proposal: Dance v. PowerPoint, which is listed as one of the top 100 TEDx Talks on

RARP is made possible thanks to generous support provided by the McKnight Foundation.

The McKnight Foundation

Past artists

Spring/Winter 2016
Performance piece by Carl Flink

Winter 2015
Installations by Sreekishen Nair
Showcase Artist: Alyssa Baguss

Spring 2015
Installations by Diane Willow and Sam Easterson
Showcase Artist: Miranda Brandon

Through the Diorama Glass
Spring 2014
Installations by Andy DuCett

Borrowed Sound, Borrowed Ears
Winter 2014
Installation by Minneapolis Art on Wheels

Winter 2014
Installation by Minneapolis Art on Wheels

No Man is an Island
Spring 2013
Paper cut and mixed media installation by Sonja Peterson

Spring 2013
Poem by Laurie Allmann

Anticipating Rhythm
Spring 2013
Video by Laurie Allmann, available online