Good Hart Artist Residency

Good Hart Artist Residency Main Building

Good Hart Artist Residency Main Building

Good Hart Artist Residency

Harbor Springs, MI, United States

The Good Hart Artist Residency offers 10-21 day residency stays to visual artists, writers, and composers at any stage of their career. Each artist is housed in a private residence with a detached studio and provided with a $500.00 stipend, a kitchen stocked with basic foods, a few home-cooked meals from local hosts, and a quiet setting along the shores of Lake Michigan. Tucked into the woods along the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route, residents can walk into the village of Good Hart, enjoy Lake Michigan and the nearby sand dunes, and explore Northern Michigan’s inland lakes and wetlands. The Good Hart Artist residency generally hosts one resident at a time, offering each artist the time, space, and quiet to focus and create. 

Community is central to the mission of the Good Hart Artist Residency. Open Studio Saturdays offer visual artists an opportunity to share their work with local residents for one Saturday during their stay, and the annual Harbor Springs Festival of the Book connects resident writers to both local and literary communities. Each artist collaborates with a local nonprofit organization during their stay to lead an educational event, workshop, or exhibition. Please visit our local partnerships page for additional information about these collaborations. 


PO Box 182
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
10 days - 21 days
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
Must apply and be accepted individually
Art Education
Book Arts
Digital Media
Environmental Arts
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Graphic Design
Installation Arts
Interdisciplinary Arts
Literary Nonfiction
Mixed Media
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
New Genres
Paper Arts
Public Art
Social Practice
Sound Art
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Visual Arts
Pets are not allowed
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Family Friendly
Childcare stipend provided
Stage of Career
Any stage of career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Participate in public programming
Give artist talk or presentation
Lead workshop for the public
How does your residency program support artists?
Unstructured time
Unrestricted funding
Access to studio space to create new work
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Opportunities for work with the local community
Additional Eligibility Information

Open to artists, writers, and composers. 

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
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
Grant/Scholarship/Other Funding Support Details

Childcare Grant Details – For the 2024-early 2025 residencies, we are offering a childcare grant of $1,000 to help with the cost of dependent childcare at their home base while they attend a residency in Good Hart. All parent-artist applicants may apply for these funds including artists, writers, and composers, and for any residency time slot.

Application Fee
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact information and available accommodations for programs, events, and campus
Full description of accessibility on campus
Links to resources, effective practices, grievance procedures, etc.
Written and or hard copies of text being presented
Accessible seating
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
Additional Accessibility Information

The first floor of our residency building and the studio are accessible. 

Housing available on campus
Accessibility Contact Name
Bill Klco
Accessibility Contact Email
How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

Artists with limited mobility can participate in the full program. 

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

The main residence has a second-story loft area which is only accessible via a stairway. The rest of the building is accessible. 

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
Housing available
Accessible Communal Spaces
ADA Compliant
Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry in housing
WIFI available in housing
Air Conditioned Housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Some meals (at least 2 meals provided)
Groceries provided for residents to prepare their own meals
Residents have access to private kitchen
Additional Meals Information
Vegan meal options can be requested
Vegetarian meal options can be requested
Gluten-free meal options can be requested
Kosher and halal options can be requested
Food allergies and restrictions can be accommodated
Snack and beverage provided
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in studio area (private)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Ethernet provided in common area
Ethernet provided in living or studio area
Studios/Facilities Details

Studio Space

  • Approximately  14 by 24-foot studio space, a 10 by 10-foot outdoor covered porch, 9 by 8-foot studio hydraulic lift door, workbench with basic tools, bathroom/storage area
  • Natural and track lighting
  • Worktables
  • Easels including a travel/field easel
  • Basic miscellaneous art supplies, drop cloth, mineral spirits, rags, waste disposal
  • Studio is available for resident use May – October
Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Printers + Scanner
Painting Workspace (Oil)
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
ADA Compliant
Studio Support/Tech
No studio support provided