We are pleased to announce the Practice Grant. The Practice Grant seeks to open access and expand approaches to landscape architecture and design by funding individuals and groups committed to alternative practices. Grants are awarded to applicants working to develop land-based* practices and is offered in support of applied research and realized projects.

The Practice Grant aims to expand the ways we approach landscape architecture and design by funding individuals or collectives committed to alternative design practices. The grant is offered in support of creative and ambitious land-based practices*, and open to applicants eager to overcome the restrictions met by professionalization.

*Land-based practices include any applied research that is tied to the land itself. To practice is to repeat, to do, to act. It encompasses action and embraces momentum.


We believe valuable landscape practices exist in otherwise marginalized communities, in spaces of injustice and across rural and remote regions. The Practice Grant was initiated to encourage these alternative forms of land-based practices by providing funding and a network of support to Grantees. The Practice Grant aims to recognize and learn from the practices that exist outside of dominant professional modes of landscape architecture by bridging the gap between applied, and often informal land-based practices and the barriers to gaining professional licensure.  

The Practice Grant aims to expand ... 

The community of landscape designers and builders by providing opportunity to  individuals and groups currently excluded from professional practice

The methods of how landscapes are built by investigating alternative approaches and  techniques for design, construction, and management

The temporal framework of landscape projects by prioritizing projects that work in synch with landscape time, in alignment with soil, air, water and plant cycles 

Application: Applicants from all career stages who are dedicated to the field of landscape are welcome to apply. This includes but is not limited to those working in landscape architecture, landscape ecology, landscape planning, and landscape gardening. Applicants must indicate a description of the project in relation to a land-based practice; an accredited landscape architecture degree or professional license is not required. 

Projects: The primary goal of the Practice Grant is to fund the creation of built, installed and applied project making. With this in mind, project proposals must demonstrate feasibility, methodology, a committed client or partner, and a project site. When reviewing projects, the Advisory Board gives careful consideration to methods of installation, maintenance, management, materials, and community involvement that describe expanded practices. 

More information forthcoming.

Emily Hicks

Rosetta S. Elkin
Board Chair

Joanna Lombard

The Practice Grant is an initiative of
Practice Landscape.

Practice Grant is currently fundraising and pursuing 501c3 status