Deadline: 20/04/2018

2019 Poetry in the Parks NPAF & Poetry Foundation September-October Residency ($1000 Stipend) at Gettysburg

Poets in the Parks at Beautiful Gettysburg National Park (with $1000 stipend).

DESCRIPTION OF RESIDENCY PROGRAM:
NPAF offers in-park residency at one of the most beautiful iconic battlefield parks of the United States Civil War. This residency is open exclusively to poets, and is sponsored by The Poetry Foundation.

A RETREAT OF SILENT, HALLOWED FIELDS AND MEMORIALS
The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) in association with Gettysburg National Military Park of the National Park Service and THE POETRY FOUNDATION proudly offers artist & writer residencies in Southern Pennsylvania. The battlefield, located just outside the town, apart from its historical importance in the Civil War and the fortunes of the Confederacy, is also considered one of the seminal birthplaces of unflinching war photography, as friends and rivals Matthew Brady and Alexander Gardner and their teams of assistants were quickly on site to document, for the first time, the shocking devastation caused by modern warfare. The eerie pathos of ghostly warriors, and the contrasts of placid landscapes that make up the park’s ambiance will fuel and inspire your next artistic project.

Our Poets in the Parks residency offer:

  • On-Site residence in the heart of Gettysburg National Military Park, a unique park complex that contains battlefield sites, a thousand memorials, the famous Cyclorama painting by Philipoteaux, and a National Cemetery inside its boundaries.
  • A venue for workshops or public readings of of prior poems or work in progress. If the Poet is interested in additional public interaction or performance, they may propose their ideas in the application.
  • $1000 Stipend
  • A reading tour after the residency with stops in Washington, DC and Chicago.
  • A chance to donate poems and notes, through NPAF, to the National Parks Collection and become a part of America’s National Heritage.
  • Artist Studio space as part of residence available.
  • No residency fee.

DESCRIPTION OF RESIDENCY LOCATION
Founded in 1893, Gettysburg National Military Park is a United States National Park located outside the town of Gettysburg in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. The park contains most of the key historical sites and memorials of the most famous battleground of the Civil War, which took place in 1863. It was also the site of Lincoln’s celebrated speech at the dedication of the Union forces cemetery, and over one thousand different memorials to the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought and died there. The Gettysburg National Military Park is also a popular destination for visitors and Civil War re-enactors alike, as well as a scenic parkland filled with orchards, woods, militaria, and old farmhouses. There are also a number of underused outbuildings that may be used by artists by special arrangement with the Park Service.

Duration of residency
This is a one month residency runs from September 15th to October 16th, 2019

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
There are no special facilities available to the artists. The Poet(s) are free to roam and create in the park at his or her leisure.

ACCOMODATION
The residency includes private in-park furnished housing in the historic Klingel House which was standing and central during the battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

STUDIO/WORKSPACE
The residency includes private in-park furnished housing in the historic Klingel Farm House which was standing and central during the battle of Gettysburg in 1863. It is spacious and also includes a nearby barn studio as well as several possible work spaces inside the house. Cable TV and Internet included.

Fees and support
NPAF is glad to offer a $1000 stipend for this residency, from the Gettysburg Foundation. There will also be reimbursement available for the Poetry Tour Segment of the Residency. This residency includes a 3-city tour for poetry readings in Washington, Chicago and another city to be determined. NPAF will notify the residency if the support picture changes due to donor gift or other grant.

Expectations towards the artist
The Artist is expected to make at least one public presentation, reading or performance while in residency. The presentation should focus on either their past art process or the work they are doing at the park. The Poet will also provide at minimum one workshop to a small group of visitors.

The artist must follow all park rules and regulations, and historical and cultural resources. The poet will receive a briefing about the park, its cultural heritage, and its regulations at the beginning of the residency.

The artist may be expected to evacuate the park at short notice due to closure, fire or other unexpected events.

Because NPS Rangers and other staff have extremely busy work days, the poet may not burden or beleaguer park staff with unusual requests or extraordinary demands.

Application information
Fee to apply to this residency runs from $50 to $70 depending on the number of artists applying.

The deadline for this residency is April 20th, 2018.

Direct Apply Link: https://nationalparksartsfoundation.submittable.com/submit/103621/2019-poetry-in-the-parks-npaf-poetry-foundation-september-october-residency-1 

2019 Poetry in the Parks NPAF & Poetry Foundation September-October Residency ($1000 Stipend) at Gettysburg

2019 Poetry in the Parks NPAF & Poetry Foundation September-October Residency ($1000 Stipend) at Gettysburg

Location
United States of America

Application deadline
20/04/2018

Residency starts
16/09/2019

Residency ends
15/10/2019

More information
http://nationalparksartsfoundation.submittable.com/submit/103621/2019-poetry-in-the-parks-npaf-poetry-foundation-september-october-residency-1