With government shutdown over, apps reopen for NPS Artist Residencies, like this backcountry trek in Alaska

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program

The Artist in Residence program offers professional writers, composers, musicians, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, digital artists, and artisans of all types the opportunity to pursue their art in a premier wilderness setting; Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

At Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, there is one Artist-in-Residence patrol each year. The selected artist (or artists) accompanies a Park Ranger on a working backcountry patrol. Selected artists must be both physically fit enough to make such a journey and possess the skills and experience for extended, rigorous wilderness travel. The artists provide their own food, art supplies, camping and backpacking gear, and transportation to and from Bettles, Alaska. The Park supplies transportation originating and ending in Bettles, watercraft and associated equipment for float trips, and bear resistant food containers for all trips. Pets are not allowed.

The artist proposes an art project inspired by their residency that will be donated to the park and agrees to make at least one public presentation about their experience within one year. Contributed works become park property and are placed on public display or performed within the community. Collaborative projects and programs that coordinate with local schools and organizations are encouraged.

Artist-in-Residence patrols take place June – mid September. Artists interested in a winter experience may propose a residency in March or April.

Entry Deadline: 10/31/13




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