Deadline: July 31
Zion National Park, UT
The Artist-in-Residence Program at Zion National Park offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. The selected artists will be given rent-free use of a furnished park house in the main canyon. Artists must be self-sufficient and provide all of their necessary supplies. Selected artists will receive a $300 stipend to assist with travel and supply expenses when their donated piece of work has been received by the park. This call applies to all sessions offered in 2018. Artists moving on to the second round will be contacted for phone interviews in mid-September and the ultimate selection will be made by mid-October.
The Zion National Park Artist in Residence program offers professional artists the opportunity to live and work in the majestic desert environment of southern Utah for a period of one month. Four artists will be selected for two spring and two fall residency slots. All visual (painters, photographers, sculptures, etc.), performing (drama, dance, music, composition, etc.) and literary artists are welcome to apply. International applicants are not being accepted at this time.
The work completed under this program will contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Zion National Park and should reflect the National Park Service’s mission to preserve and protect the park’s cultural and natural resources.
When in Residence the artist is highly independent, but is expected to present two public programs tailored to an individual’s medium, interest, experience, and audience. Holding periodic open studio hours is also encouraged and interacting with the public while in the park is required.
Upon conclusion of the Residency, participating artists are given up to six months to finish work inspired by the Residency. An original piece representative of the Residency will then be donated to Zion National Park. The work may be placed in the Park’s permanent museum collection, interpretive collection, or, in partnership with the Zion Natl Park Forever Project, may be used in other ways to financially support the park’s Artist in Residence programming.