Grand Canyon Artists in Residence: Call for 2023

Associated Residency Program

Grand Canyon Conservancy's Artist in Residence program hosts individual artists from around the world who wish to engage with Grand Canyon National Park and its people during an eight-week residency* at the South Rim in Arizona. The program is designed to support artists with a well-developed body of work that engages contemporary themes, especially those tied to conservation, cultural identity, and community. (*a shorter residency period may be considered)

The residency embraces an artist-focused, open-ended model that prioritizes on-site research and exploration in the interest of informing public relationships with Grand Canyon National Park. While community outreach is of core importance to the engagement, most of the artists' time may be spent on-site as they wish. We hope that the work that comes from this freedom will—through future on- and off-site exhibits, publications, and presentations—advance our fundamental connection with Grand Canyon. 

Deadline
Residency Length
4 weeks - 8 weeks
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
1
Collaborative Residency
N/A
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Fiction
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Writing
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Social Practice
Urban Planning/Design
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art Education
History
Philosophy
Companions
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
N/A
Stage of Career
Mid-career
Established
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
Lead a skill share
Accessible Housing
Inaccessible
Meals Provided
Residents have access to private kitchen
No meals are provided
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Easels
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Inaccessible
Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Additional Eligibility Information

GCC seeks contemporary artists from around the world with an enthusiasm for contributing to the cultural legacy of Grand Canyon National Park and its surrounding community.     

Proposals should include:   

  1. Brief BIO   
  1. Current CV or resume 
  1. Artist Statement (optional)   
  1. Work Samples: 3-9 images, pages, and/or minutes of media that show the depth and breadth of your current creative practice with titles, dates, medium, and descriptions.   
  1. Press / Media   
  1. Residency Plan addressing each of the following outcomes:    
  • Self-guided research and development: What questions will guide your research at the Canyon? 
  • Community engagement (through presentations, performances, and/or workshops): Please provide a brief description of 2-3 events you’ll facilitate with the community. Who are the participants? What will you need to deliver each event successfully? (Consider location, duration, staffing needs, and supplies.) 
  • Creative Contribution: Beyond documentation of your residency and a visual representation of your experience*, is there any specific body of work you hope to make as a result of your residency? 

While in residence, artists are encouraged to work collaboratively with NPS staff and to make use of the many resources available to them, including but not limited to access to park staff and researchers, access to park collections, access to park library, access to trails, and backcountry opportunities as possible at the time of residency.  

*As a required part of each residency, an artist must provide: 1) a one-page two-dimensional expression of their on-site experience; and 2) publication-quality, digital representations of the artist’s process in residency.  

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
3
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
200
Artist Stipend
2499
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Fee Details

$2500 for eight-weeks, pro-rated at ($312.50 per week) for shorter residency periods. 

Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

A limited number of hardship grants are available to those for whom the application fee would present a challenge. Send a statement of need a request for a reduced app fee to Clover Morell at cmorell@grandcanyon.org.

Application Fee
45
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application