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National Parks Arts Foundation | Artist in Residence Programs

National Parks Arts Foundation´s Artist in Residence (AIR) Programs offer artists the opportunity to live and work in a national park, as an artist in residence for a specified term, providing the opportunity to create their art in a National Park setting. The artist may be able to present a public lecture or workshop, and may donate a piece of artwork to the National Park Service. Each individual artist in residence program is structured for the park, and specific aspirations of the artist selected.

The artist in residence may be offered a place to live, a studio, use of workshop or lecture space, and interaction with NPS interpretation and other NPS staff.

There MAY be a STIPEND and donation of an automobile, but the artist should refer to the particular park AIR program and application to see if these specifics are available.

For more information on open applications and specific park AIRs, please visit our website at: www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org

The National Parks Arts Foundation provides Artist in Residence (A.I.R.) programs to National Parks, State Parks, National Monuments, and World Heritage Sites. Additionally, we offer workshops and public programs on the arts and exhibitions, Museum-in-Loan exhibits and other displays in cooperation with (but independent from) the National Park Service.

NPAF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation.

The artist-in-residence programs are an opportunity for an artist to live and work in a National Park, as an artist in residence for a specified term, providing the opportunity to create their art in a national park setting. The artist may be able to present a public lecture or workshop, and may donate a piece of artwork to the National Park Service. Each individual artist in residence program is structured for the park, and specific aspirations of the artist selected.

For more information, please visit our website at: www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org

Location

various: United States

We are seeking proposals for ambitious and exciting art projects at the following parks: GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK (Pennsylvania) 12 Residencies in 4 Categories More INFO here: http://www.artistcommunities.org/user/20365 DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK (Florida) CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK (New Mexico) AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT (New Mexico) HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK (Maui, HI) FORT UNION NATIONAL MONUMENT PECOS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK (New Mexico) BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK (Texas Rio Grande) 2 Residencies, one for US Veteran Artists Coming Soon: HAWAI'I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (Big Island, HI) DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK (California)

Statistics

  • Residency Length: 1 - 3 months
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 1
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 20
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 300

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: 

    2017 Deadlines
    DRY TORTUGAS @ LOGGERHEAD KEY Applications Due: January 20th, 2017
    BIG BEND OPEN CATEGORY Applications Due: January 20th, 2017
    BIG BEND U.S. VETERANS Applications Due: January 20th, 2017
    HALEAKALA Applications Due: January 20th, 2017 (Includes $2000 Stipend)
    CHACO CULTURE (2 RESIDENCIES, APRIL/OCTOBER Both applications Due: January 20th, 2017
    AZTEC RUINS Applications Due: January 20th, 2017
    FORT UNION Applications Due: January 6th, 2017
    PECOS NHP (2 RESIDENCIES AUGUST/OCTOBER) Applications Due: January 20th, 2017

  • Application deadline: November 21, December 16, January 06, January 20
  • Application Ongoing: No

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
Dominick Paul Miller Jeannine Bardo Rick Makanaaloha Kia'imeaokekanaka San Nicolas

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/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: 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: Book Arts, Ceramics / Pottery, Dance / Choreography, Digital media, Exhibition / Installation, Fiber arts, Film / Digital editing, Fine metals / Jewelry making, Heavy metals / Blacksmithing, Music studio (non-recording), Painting, Photography (digital), Photography (non-digital), Theater, Printmaking, Sculpture, Woodworking
  • Additional studio information: 
    A 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

No Residency Fees, low cost application fee.

Stipends / other support

You will be given housing and depending on the program a stipend, vehicle, restaurant and other privileges. Please refer to specific program on the NPAF website : http://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/2017-our-residencies-page

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 Arts Foundation.

Contact Information