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Joshua Tree National Park AiR

WHO:

The Joshua Tree National Park Artist-in-Residence Program offers visual, performing and literary artists a residency.

WHAT:

Selected artists for the Artist-in-Residence Program may propose to stay for a residency term preferably ranging from 2-6 weeks during the months of March, April, October or November at the Lost Horse Ranger Station inside Joshua Tree National Park. No stipend is provided. Artists are responsible for their own expenses, such as travel, meals, transportation, and insurance coverage. AIR artists’ proposals are encouraged to address content related to Joshua Tree National Park and build better understanding and dialogue about our national parks, natural resources, and environmental desert issues.

WHEN:

Applications are being accepted for the 2014-2015 residency season. The deadline for application is June 1, 2014.

LINK:

http://www.joshuatree.org/artist-in-residence/about-the-program/

North Cascades National Park AiR

WHO:

Artists and those who appreciate artistic expressions are welcome to become part of this tradition. Groups and individuals are invited to discover and interpret this landscape through the eyes and ears of others and their own projects. The goal of the program is to allow artists help frame and interpret the history and landscape of the North Cascades for those who visit now, those who come later, and those who will only know this place through art.

WHAT:

The jagged mountains of the North Cascades divide the park into a wet west and a dry east: Skagit and Stehekin. Their landscapes vary in natural features, remoteness, and park community but, for the past decade, both have welcomed and inspired visiting artists.

The Stehekin community is in a small, remote valley in the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, part of North Cascades National Park Complex. This narrow valley lies in rugged mountains east of the Cascade crest. You can’t drive to Stehekin. Travel is by foot, floatplane or passenger boat.

Cascading waterfalls, lush evergreen forests, large lakes, and alpine meadows all characterize the Skagit District. Highway 20, which bisects the park, provides access to both Ross Lake Recreation Area and North Cascades National Park. Artists are able to take advantage of numerous recreational opportunities– including camping, boating, and hiking–and can explore the park on their own or with National Park Service employees.

WHEN:

Deadlines:
Spring – January 15
Fall – June 15

LINK:

http://www.nps.gov/noca/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm

Great Smoky Mountains AiR 2014-2015

WHO:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s Artist in Residence Program seeks professional artists including writers, musicians, craftsmen, composers, painters, sculptors, photographers, storytellers, performance artists, and videographers whose work is engaged in issues that are relevant to the park’s interpretive themes.

WHAT:

The program provides both uninterrupted time for artists to pursue their own body of work, and also the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs. In exchange for the adventure of living and working in a national park, the resident artist has the opportunity to create works and experiences that promote an understanding of the need to preserve and care for this national treasure.

  • free furnished apartment inside park boundaries for 4-6 weeks
  • reimbursement for materials and expenses not to exceed $300
  • enrollment in Volunteers-in-Parks program which includes coverage for any injuries incurred under the scope of residency
  • opportunity to collaborate with artists at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

WHEN:

Summer/Fall Residency Available between June 1 and November 30, 2014
Winter/Spring Residency Available between December 1 and May 30, 2015
Application Deadline: March 24, 2014

LINK:

 http://www.nps.gov/grsm/supportyourpark/a-i-r.htm

Darwin Lambert Artist-Writer In Residence Program

WHO:

Artist and writers.

WHAT:

This program offers artists and writers the opportunity to live and work in Great Basin National Park. Basic housing is provided, but no other stipend is offered. As part of the program artists and writers will be required to do one public program in which the artist-writer will speak about their work and their medium in relation to the park and its natural and cultural resources. Artists and writers must also donate one original piece of their work to the park’s permanent museum collection.

WHEN:

Our residency, in years past, has begun anywhere from mid-September to October 1 and runs for two to four weeks. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2015.

LINK:

http://www.nps.gov/grba/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument AiR

WHO:

Artists of all mediums (visual, musical, theatrical, literary) are invited to apply.

WHAT:

Artists are invited to stay from two to four weeks in furnished park housing (either a modern 3 bedroom, shared house, or a more remote 1950s ranchstead). Artists provide their own materials and expenses and produce, at least, one product (along with its copyright) to be donated to the park for any and all future uses. Artists will also actively engage the public in some manner (occasional demonstrations, talks, school programs, or exhibits) during and possibly after their visit. Artists will be enrolled as park volunteers, which provides worker’s compensation insurance. The artist should be self-sufficient and ready to work closely with park staff and the local community. The solitude and open spaces of the Niobrara River Valley represent a multi-generational mixing and evolution of life forms and life-styles, from millions of years ago to the present. Artists may find this landscape and the park museum collections inspiring for their work, and discover new ways to convey the mysteries of deep time and this special corner of the globe to the public. The park will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015 and hopefully the medium of art can contribute to those festivities.

WHEN:

Contact the park (tel. 308-668-2211, or 308-436-9760) email: e-mail us and be ready to share your statement of purpose and portfolio.

LINK:

http://www.nps.gov/agfo/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence-program.htm

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Denbo Fellowship Program

WHO:

The Denbo Fellowship is designed to offer artists, from a range of artistic disciplines, an environment conducive to individual and collaborative creative practice. Each applicants will be judged on the artistic merit of his/her work, interest and potential in printmaking, paper arts and book arts (or combination thereof), as well as the quality and clarity of his/her plan for the residency. Although previous experience in a PAAC discipline may be helpful to a successful applicant, such experience is not necessary or expected.

WHAT:

This Fellowship provides a unique opportunity to complete a new body of work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Selected artists will receive: Up to one month of access to a state-of-the-art printshop, paper studio or bindery (specify amount of time & studio(s) needed in application), Key to studios and 24 hour access, Ten hours of one-on-one technical assistance or one workshop, Storage space and flat file for tools and materials, Use of standard shop supplies, $500 stipend to be used for travel, housing, materials, etc. Artists are also expected to give a brief gallery talk about their work during their residency.

WHEN:

Fall Fellowships: September, October & November 2014
Deadline: July 1, 2014
Notification: July 15, 2014

LINK:

http://www.pyramidatlanticartcenter.org/art_programs/denbo.html

National Sculpture Society Tuition Scholarship

WHO:

Students of figurative or representational sculpture at an accredited U.S. institution.

WHAT:

Scholarships of $2,000 each are available for students of figurative or representational sculpture.

Scholarships are paid directly to the academic institution through which the student applies. The educational institution the student attends must be an accredited U.S. institution. Please note that work that is inspired by nature – or figurative or realist sculpture – is preferred.

WHEN:

The submission deadline is May 30, 2014.

LINK:

http://www.nationalsculpture.org/nssN/index.cfm/fa/cProg.scholarships

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