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Ruin at Chaco Canyon
Crater at Hawai'i Volcanoes
Sliding Rock at Death Valley
Green Sand Beach near Hawai'i Volcanoes
Fort Union Vista, photo by Steven Martin

National Parks Arts Foundation

The National Parks Arts Foundation, (with offices & staff in Santa Fe, NM and Hawai'i) is a Non-Profit Foundation offering Artist in Residence Programs, Museum In-Loan Programs, and Workshops in conjunction with our National Parks.

Most of our residencies are ALL MEDIA, ALL ARTISTS with the exception of our residencies for Veterans and Poets at Gettysburg, and the September Air at Hawai'i Volcanoes. We have run residencies in the past aimed for Native Arts Practitioners, and likely we will again.

Our website is
https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/
Our Applications Portal:
https://nationalparksartsfoundation.submittable.com/submit

2019 Residency Deadlines:

All GETTYSBURG AiRs: April 20th, 2018 ELEVEN RESIDENCIES IN TOTAL! $1000 stipend
DEATH VALLEY at STOVEPIPE WELLS April 20th, 2018 $1000 Stipend
FORT UNION NATIONAL MONUMENT April 20th, 2018

HAWAI'I VOLCANOES SUMMER 2018 (JULY) May 1st, 2018 $2000 Stipend
HAWAI'I VOLCANOES SUMMER 2018 (AUGUST) May 14th, 2018 $2000 Stipend
HAWAI'I VOLCANOES SUMMER 2018 (SEPTEMBER) July 11th, 2018 $2000 Stipend
(This Residency is open to Individuals, Artists and their families, and Small Arts Collectives)

DRY TORTUGAS AT LOGGERHEAD KEY (September 7th, 2018) $2000 Stipend
(This Residency is for Couples or Artist Duos Only -- Two Person minimum and limit.

CHACO CULTURE NHP ((September 7th, 2018) $2000 Stipend

AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT (August 4th, 2018)

Location

Santa Fe, New Mexico: United States

Our residencies are located all over the United States at The United States NPS (Park Service) National Parks. currently at: DEATH VALLEY AT STOVEPIPE WELLS (California) DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK at LOGGERHEAD KEY (Florida Keys) CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK (New Mexico) AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT (New Mexico) FORT UNION NATIONAL MONUMENT (New Mexico) HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (Big Island, HI) HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK (Maui, HI) GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK (Pennsylvania) see our other Alliance page for more info on this residency: http://www.artistcommunities.org/user/20030/profile/residency

Statistics

  • Residency Length: 1 Month
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 1, but varies according to AiR
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 20
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 500-1000

Eligibility

  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Additional eligibility information: 

    Our residencies are for the most part designed for individual artists. Exceptions are HAWAII VOLCANOES, and DRY TORTUGAS.

  • Application deadline: July 11, September 07, November 01
  • Application Ongoing: No
  • Additional deadline info:
    2019 Residency Deadlines: All GETTYSBURG AiRs: April 20th, 2018 ELEVEN RESIDENCIES IN TOTAL! $1000 stipend DEATH VALLEY at STOVEPIPE WELLS April 20th, 2018 $1000 Stipend FORT UNION NATIONAL MONUMENT April 20th, 2018 HAWAI'I VOLCANOES SUMMER 2018 (JULY) May 1st, 2018 $2000 Stipend HAWAI'I VOLCANOES SUMMER 2018 (AUGUST) May 14th, 2018 $2000 Stipend HAWAI'I VOLCANOES SUMMER 2018 (SEPTEMBER) July 11th, 2018 $2000 Stipend (This Residency is open to Individuals, Artists and their families, and Small Arts Collectives) DRY TORTUGAS AT LOGGERHEAD KEY (September 7th, 2018) $2000 Stipend (This Residency is for Couples or Artist Duos Only -- Two Person minimum and limit. CHACO CULTURE NHP (September 7th, 2018) $2000 Stipend AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT (August 4th, 2018)

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
Will Oldham, Elsa Hansen, Anna Glynn, Peter Dalmazzo, Dominick Paul Miller, Jeannine Bardo, Xochitl Bermejo, Ted Walsh, Rick Makanaaloha Kia'imeaokekanaka San Nicolas

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)
    The Residency at Hawai'i Volcanoes is a three bedroom house. A studio may also be available at each park where National Parks Arts Foundation is available. Please check website for specific program details. nationalparksartsfoundation.org
  • Meals: Some meals are provided
    Meal options differ per National Park location where National Parks Arts Foundation is available. Please check website for specific program details. nationalparksartsfoundation.org
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
    In accordance with specific National Park Service rules and requirements and NPS concessionaire rules and requirements.
  • Studios/special equipment: Exhibition / Installation, Painting, Photography (digital), Photography (non-digital)
  • Additional studio information: 
    Usually there are not any dedicated facilities available to artists at the National Parks. Studio usage differs per National Park location where National Parks Arts Foundation is available. Please check website for specific program details. nationalparksartsfoundation.org
  • Other facilities and services: Specific as per National Park location where National Parks Arts Foundation AIR is available. Please check website for specific program details. nationalparksartsfoundation.org

Residency Fees

None. Our applications range from $35 to $110.

Stipends / other support

Varies per Residency. Currently we offer several residencies with $2000 stipends, and even more with $1000 stipends.

Additional expectations / opportunities

The artist may be able to present a public lecture or workshop, and may donate a piece of artwork to the National Parks Collection, through the NPAF.

Contact Information