Doris Leeper House in Canaveral National Seashore

Doris Leeper House in Canaveral National Seashore

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ACA Soundscape Field Station at Canaveral National Seashore

New Smyrna Beach, FL, United States

ACA Soundscape Field Station at Canaveral National Seashore is a partnership between Atlantic Center for the Arts and Canaveral National Seashore. It is the first of its kind in the United States dedicated to preservation of natural sound, following in the tradition of other types of successful U.S. National Park Service artist-in-residence programs located in more than 100 parks throughout the country.

The goal for each artist-in-residence is to find innovative approaches that help preserve a healthy and balanced soundscape for current and future generations. This program invites sound artists, musicians, composers, field recordists, and soundscape researchers to live and work in Doris Leeper’s historic home in Canaveral National Seashore for 5 weeks.

The legacy of artist and environmentalist Doris Leeper has connected Canaveral National Seashore and Atlantic Center for the Arts for many years. Doris ‘Doc’ Leeper lived in a turn of the century home (listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places) on the banks of the Indian River Lagoon in Eldora from 1958 to 1975 where she painted and created sculptural works. She was instrumental in the creation of Canaveral National Seashore to protect the beauty of this wild coastal habitat from development.



1414 Art Center Ave.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Embedded in an arts or cultural organization (including theater + gallery)
Residency program within a government state or municipal partnership
Embedded in a national park or land trust
Embedded in historic site
Residency Program Type
Residency Length
4 weeks - 5 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Electronic Arts
Sound Art
Environmental Arts
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Residents granted leave during residency
Spouses/partners allowed for full stay (non-collaborators)
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in public programming
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Immersion in new culture and/context
Inspiration from natural environment
Opportunities for work with the local community
Additional Eligibility Information

Residency dates: February 11 – March 18, 2023

Application are due no later than June 30, 2022 at midnight

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
Artist Stipend
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Staff/volunteer reading information aloud
Staff/volunteer giving directions
Staff/volunteer providing guidance to help locate facilities or activities
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Eve Payor
Accessibility Contact Email
Type of Housing
Private housing off campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Accessible Housing
ADA Compliant
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Case by case consideration
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry on campus
No WIFI in housing
Air Conditioned Housing
Meals Provided
Food stipend provided
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared)
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant