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 located in Good Hart, Michigan offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists, writers, and composers. The residency provides a 1,150 sqft residency and a 24×14 detached studio, food, a $500.00 stipend, and a quiet setting to concentrate on creative work. The resident artist is housed in a rural area within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the village of Good Hart, along the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route. The Good Hart Artist Residency offers a solitary experience by primarily hosting one resident at a time.

The Good Hart Artist Residency works in partnership with several local nonprofit organizations to connect visiting artists, writers, and composers with the community in the Emmet County area. In applying to the program, most residents are asked to collaborate with a local nonprofit organization to provide some type of off site educational event, public performance or to exhibit their work.  Please review our partners page for additional information.  Visual artists also participate in an open studio event held 10 am to 2 pm on one Saturday during their stay.  These Open Studio Saturdays connect artists to the Good Hart community by inviting local residents to experience their work.


PO Box 182
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
United States

Year Founded
Residency Structure
Residency Program Type
Studio-based (with housing)
Residency Length
1 week - 3 weeks
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Visual Arts
Book Arts
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Literary Nonfiction
New Genres
Digital Media
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Sound Art
Graphic Design
Environmental Arts
Public Art
Social Practice
Art Education
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
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

Parent Artist Residencies are offered annually. 

  • One onsite parent residency includes a $1,400 additional stipend.
  • Two residents per year will be provided up to $700 in funds to help with the cost of dependent childcare at their home base while they attend a residency in Good Hart.
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 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?
ADA Compliant
Additional Accessibility Information

Our building is accessible, however there is a loft area that those with limited mobility or who utilize a wheelchair cannot access - this does not affect their ability to use all other areas of the building. 

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
ADA Compliant
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