IAM Residency is a resource center for the Arts and Social Research. We are located on the Ribault River in Jacksonville, Florida. Our facilities include administrative offices and residence with an extensive research library, a private artist studio/residence attached to a 1500 s.f. workshop with tools and equipment for wood working and metal fabrication., and support vehicles and watercraft for field work.

Our programs are brought to the community through funding by The DEW Foundation and the generous support of people like you.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution of financial support, please click here to donate through our Fiscal Sponsor, Fractured Atlas.


  • Preserve and extend historic knowledge and social practice through tactual experience.
  • Establish an intensive residency program based in traditional techniques and manual arts training for both students and professionals.
  • Create a curriculum of study led by Internationally recognized artists, practicing their respective discipline outside of the academic circles.


  • Teach and expose the community and the public at large to traditional methods and techniques in the arts through the programming at our facility, located on the Ribault River in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Continue our community outreach to bring interdiscipliary arts to Schools, Libraries, and public institutions.

Independent Artist Residency

Housing, studio and workshop space may be made available to artists interested in pursuing an independent pedagogical study towards personal development.

Brett Waller is an artist, designer and program director of IAM Residency. Born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, he received a degree in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has worked in Film and Production Design in Los Angeles for 30 years. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he founded IAM Residency.

Check out Brett’s portfolio to learn more.