National Parks Arts Foundation

General information

Brief description of organisation

The National Parks Arts Foundation provides Artist in Residence (A.I.R.) programs to National Parks, State Parks, National Monuments, and World Heritage Sites. Additionally, we offer workshops and public programs on the arts and exhibitions, Museum-in-Loan exhibits and other displays in cooperation with (but independent from) the National Park Service.

NPAF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation.

The artist-in-residence programs are an opportunity for an artist to live and work in a National Park, as an artist in residence for a specified term, providing the opportunity to create their art in a national park setting. The artist may be able to present a public lecture or workshop, and may donate a piece of artwork to the National Park Service. Each individual artist in residence program is structured for the park, and specific aspirations of the artist selected.

For more information, please visit our website at:
www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org

Organisation founded in

2006

Brief description of residency program

Detailed National Parks Arts Foundation
Artist in Residence Listings at http://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/2017-our-residencies-page
Or VISIT OUR APPLICATION PORTAL for the current and open listings at
https://nationalparksartsfoundation.submittable.com/submit

CURRENT 2018-2019 NPAF RESIDENCIES OPEN
in US NATIONAL PARKS

DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK (Florida)
CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK (New Mexico)
HAWAI´I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (Big Island, Hawai´i)
AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT (New Mexico)
GETTYSBURG POETS RESIDENCY

COMING SOON for 2020

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK (Maui, HI)
FORT UNION NATIONAL MONUMENT
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK (California)

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS:

National Parks Arts Foundation´s Artist in Residence (AIR) Programs offer artists the opportunity to live and work in a national park, as an artist in residence for a specified term, providing the opportunity to create their art in a National Park setting. The artist may be able to present a public lecture or workshop, and may donate a piece of artwork to the National Park Service. Each individual artist in residence program is structured for the park, and specific aspirations of the artist selected.

The artist in residence may be offered a place to live, a studio, use of workshop or lecture space, and interaction with NPS interpretation and other NPS staff.

There MAY be a STIPEND and donation of an automobile, but the artist should refer to the particular park AIR program and application to see if these specifics are available.

For more information on open applications and specific park AIRs, please visit our website at:
www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org

Residency program since

2006

Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Educational Programmes
  • New Media
  • Animation
  • Printmaking
  • Curatorial
  • Administrative
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Independent Association/Foundation
  • Part of a Gallery/Museum
  • Part of a Governmental Institution

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 month
Number of artists resident at one time

3

Companions allowed
  • Partners

Artist Couple (Must apply as such) / no pets allowed. No family housing.

Grants available

Some of our residencies offer a minimum $1000 - $7000 stipend or reimbursement.

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Supplies
  • Food
Expectations of the artist
  • Other

see specific program for expectations

Expenses paid by the organisation
  • Allowance/Stipend
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

OtherNational Park, UNESCO SITES, World Heritage Sites, National Monuments and other Parks

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Dance / Performance Practice Space
  • Sound Recording Studio
  • Film Studio
  • Musical Instruments
  • Venue for performance and exhibition
  • Library
  • Office
  • Kitchen
  • Printmaking Facilities
  • Welding Tools
Number of studios

1

Type and size of studios

Private Studio

Accomodation
  • Private Room
  • Private Apartment
  • Private Cabin/House
Working language(s)
  • English
  • Working Language depends on Region Location
Other activities happening at the space
  • Workshops
  • Presentation
  • Films
  • Exhibitions
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Partnerships with National Museums, Theatres, Scientific Institutions and Universities

How to reach

By car

See individual AiR pages for details

Contact information

National Parks Arts Foundation
United States of America

admin@nationalparksartsfoundation.org
www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org

Phone: 505-715-6492

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