HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

SUMMER ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2018

EXPANDING TO SUMMER IN VOLCANO COUNTRY ON THE BIG ISLAND in HAWAI'I

THIS CATEGORY is for WRITERS, POETS, SONGWRITERS, SCREENWRITERS ONLY

NPAF is now offering FOUR summer Hawaii Volcanoes National Park residencies convenient to the Volcanoes and Crater, and to the some of the best beaches on the island. For a one-month term in September 2018. The artist gets $2000 stipend, housing, Manta Ray Adventure and much more.....

Open to Families, Single Artists, Artist Couples, artist collective or arts troupes.

With a possible Public Presentation at the Park, and a separate studio space in or near the Park. Vehicle required. Manta Ray Experience included. Possible public workshop to be given by the Resident in Volcano. The artist(s) will also have the opportunity to offer a public event at Volcano Art Center during their Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Artist in Residence term.

IDEAL FOR ARTIST-TEACHERS!

Possible Art donation through NPAF to NPS Collection at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Accommodations in a 3-bedroom, 3-bath house less than 30 miles away from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and close to our amazing Green and Black Sand Beaches.

IMPORTANT DATES: 

(NOTE EXTENDED DEADLINE & NOTIFICATION DATES)
SEPTEMBER AiR Dates: September 4-28th, 2018
SEPTEMBER AiR Deadline: July 15th, 2018
SEPTEMBER AiR Notification: July 30th, 2018
Public Programming: (Lecture/concerts/workshop/presentation) TBD
Artwork Donation Due : April 20th, 2019

We are excited to continue our artist-in-residence program at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. The Park boundaries include two legendary and sacred volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, as well as rainforests and mysterious and ever-changing active lava flows. This is a unique dramatic environment for all artistic media to flourish and to inspire new breakthroughs in process and result.

The artist in residence will be granted lodging, $2000 stipend, and a venue for at least one Public Presentation of a workshop, lecture, concert or other public engagements, as per proposal.

*Deepen your art in a volcanic wonderland!

PLEASE NOTE: The status and updates of all proposals are the responsibility of the applicant through Submittable.com. We thank all applicants for their interest and continued support. However, only those candidates selected as winners and alternates will be contacted.


NPAF’s Fine Art curator, along with our select judges and panelists will consider solicited proposals through a competitive application process to identify artists deserving of a residency at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. National Parks Arts Foundation, through many generous partner donations, provides a $2000 stipend, lodging, and a venue for workshops and lectures and a possibility of donating art to National NPS Collections.

NPAF will also be partnering with the National Park Service, NPS Friends groups, park partners, recognized museums, galleries, schools and underserved peoples organizations to promote Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Artist-in-Residence Program.*

It is National Parks Arts Foundation’s hope that works produced during this time will characterize Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park for present and future generations and offer park visitors and the general public the opportunity to see the park's heritage through the creative vision of artists.

All terms herein may change and are subject to the approval of the NPS, NPAF and other governing entities. The entire program may be delayed, changed or canceled, to which NPAF, NPS, and any affiliates will NOT be held accountable or responsible. There are no refunds.Any and all material submitted in this application is subject to use, by NPAF and supporting entities for advertising and can be used in any way to support the NPAF programs. All AiR participants may be required to accept further conditions contracts and agreements including but not limited to; background checks, codes of conduct, special use permits, J-1 visas,rules and regulations, housing agreements, volunteer-in-the-park (VIP) artist contract and any other apparent and unforeseen agreements required of any governing entity, namely the National Park Service, NPAF and/or NPS or concessionaires. All funding is subject to U.S and international laws.

 NOTE: DUE TO THE INTENSE, ISOLATED NATURE OF THIS RESIDENCY WE ARE ACCEPTING ONLY JOINT APPLICATIONS; EITHER ARTIST COUPLES OR TWO ARTISTS WHO ARE WILLING TO TOLERATE EACH OTHER FOR THE DURATION.

Now with $2000 Stipend!!

 An island in the Florida Keys mostly to yourself…

Artist-in-Residence Term: Sept 1st - Sep. 29th, 2019

Application Deadline September 7th, 2018

Notification: September 30th, 2018

For further details see the NPAF website : http://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/

Applicant submission:

FIRST ask yourself......

Are you able to be alone with your artist partner, on a beautiful island, in seclusion for a month, having "packed-in" all the food and supplies you will need? Of course you will be living in a well equipped shared house, with plenty of living space. Most modern amenities exist but this island paradise is "off the grid" for internet, phone, TV and the like. There are limited visitors to the island as well as the occasional visiting naturalists (who you may be able to accompany) observing such things as the rare Tortuga or other fauna and flora. You must be totally self sufficient, have insurance, be self realized and prepared to be art focused in this natural paradise.

This is for artists NOT faint of heart or persnickety.

NOTE: DUE TO THE INTENSE, ISOLATED NATURE OF THIS RESIDENCY WE ARE ACCEPTING ONLY JOINT APPLICATIONS; EITHER ARTIST COUPLES OR TWO ARTISTS WHO ARE WILLING TO TOLERATE EACH OTHER FOR THE DURATION.   

 

Please attach the following :  

1. Image Samples (72 DPI)or video (3-7 images or 1 video/Audio (3 min.), depending on payment choice above).

2. Project Proposal Summary * see description below*

3. CV or Resume

 *** Project Proposal Summary: Please describe your planned project and working method addressing the following questions if and any thing else we may need to know, relevant to your project: (4000 characters or less)  

 

 

What is your artistic area of expertise?

How do you plan to present your work through a public presentation/workshop/lecture or concert ?

How do you feel being on an island paradise of Loggerhead Key will further your work ?

Why do you feel the location of Loggerhead Key in Dry Tortugas National Park in the Florida Keys, USA would be a good fit for your work and process reflecting park aspects, inspired by park resources ? 

How do you feel the public will benefit from your artwork being on display or performed in the park venue as well as museum and gallery venues?

What help or equipment do you need/expect from other people?

 

 * Please include any other relevant information or main points we should know about your work and life.

* EMAIL us with ANY questions !

PLEASE NOTE: The status and updates of all proposals are the responsibility of the applicant through Submittable.com. We thank all applicants for their interest and continued support. However, only those candidates selected as winners and alternates will be contacted.

For ease of coordination and communication with the Park Service, Artists or Artist couples must schedule their arrival between 10-3 on federal work days, and must have their own transportation to Fort Jefferson, and be responsible for any stay on Key West in the days prior or after the residency.

All terms herein may change and are subject on the approval of the NPS, NPAF and other governing entities. The entire program may be delayed, changed or cancelled, to which NPAF, NPS and any affiliates will NOT be held accountable or responsible. All AiR participants may be required to accept further conditions contracts and agreements including but not limited to; back-ground checks, codes of conduct, special use permits, J-1 visas,rules and regulations, housing agreements, volunteer-in-the-park (VIP) artist contract and any other apparent and unforeseen agreements required of any governing entity, namely the National Park Service, NPAF and/or NPS concessionaires. All funding is subject to U.S and international laws.






National Parks Arts Foundation


Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Artist-in Residence Program (New Mexico) 

October Artist in Residence Term: April 1st - April 30th, 2019

INCLUDES $2000 STIPEND

Deadline EXTENDED:

September 7th, 2018

Notification: November 1st, 2018

ARTS RESIDENCY IN THE LEGENDARY CHACO COMPLEX

This  residence is open to artists of ALL AND ANY MEDIA, but is  particularly well suited to Astrophotography and Low Light Cinematography.

IMPORTANT 2019 DATES:

April 2019 AiR Term Applications Due: June 4th, 2018

April 2019 AiR Term Selection Announcement Date: June 8th, 2018

April Artist in Residence Term: April 1st - April 30th, 2019

 (Public Lecture/workshop/presentation) Given once per term, TBD

Artwork Donation Due : August 1st, 2020


The  National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) in association with Chaco Culture  National Historical Park of the National Park Service now offers  RESIDENCIES in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

Open  to all Classic & New Media Artists. So, Video Art, Installation,  Collage, Photo-manipulation, Sound Sculpture, Performance, Dance,  Screendance are definitely encouraged, anything that can free the mind,  widen experience and still connect people to the Park experience in  tangible and intangible ways.


Please Read Carefully the TERMS and CONDITIONS below, before applying...




An artist (or artist couple) are selected as the Chaco Culture National Historic Park Artist in Residence at the park for a one month term. This application is ONLY for the April 2019 Residency. 

 

The Chaco Culture AiR is an in-park residency at a fairly remote and isolated location. A reliable vehicle is crucial for this residency. The park is located in northeastern New Mexico, an hour and a half from Farmington, NM, 3 hours from Santa Fe, and consists of an extensive complex of pre-columbian pueblos or ceremonial structures (at least 11) and a number of other sacred and or preserved sites. The Park is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

 

The artist in residence may be granted a studio (location TBD), and a venue for at least one Public Presentation of a workshop, lecture or concert. A large Yurt at the park may be used for presentations or workshops. The Artist may also use this location as a studio (again, if this does not conflict with other prior scheduled usage.) The Artist’s public presentation will take place in the Auditorium at the Park’s Visitor’s Center. Please indicate in your application if you would like to give more public presentation(s), while resident at the park. The artist must commit to the entire month term that they will be applying for.

For ease of coordination and communication with the Park Service,  Artists or Artist couples must schedule their arrival between 10-3 on  federal work days, and must have their own transportation for the month  of the residency. 

All insurance including automobile, health, accidental and insurance to cover all art, supplies, personal items is the sole responsibility of the artist as any and all insurance will not be provided by NPAF or the NPS or concessionaires. Proof of insurances must be provided to NPAF. Any terms herein may change and are subject to the approval of the NPS and NPAF. Any Visas required by the US or any other government will be the responsibility of the participant.

PLEASE NOTE: The status and updates of all proposals are the responsibility of the applicant through Submittable.com. We thank all applicants for their interest and continued support. However, only those candidates selected as winners and alternates will be contacted.



If the program is cancelled before commencement, no refunds of any fees, including application fees, will be issued. 

 

An ‘Artist Couple’ is defined as creative partnership -- not necessarily spousal or legal -- between two people for the purpose of making artwork at the park. Artists may not consider any additional party a part of the AiR program unless they were included as an “artist couple” in the artist’s original application and proposal. Residency, housing and other park amenities are exclusively for the artist use only. 

 



It is National Parks Arts Foundation’s hope that works produced during this time will characterize Chaco Culture National Historic Park for present and future generations and offer park visitors and the general public the opportunity to see the park's heritage through the creative vision of artists.

 

Public Interaction: 

Artists must address, in their proposal, how they plan to engage visitors daily, in plein air and/or during studio time. Any ideas for public interaction may be considered but these must be authorized explicitly by NPS.

 

The Artist should expect and welcome visitors to the studio and the public inquiring about them during studio hours or when they are doing art en plein aire.

 

NPAF must be able to contact the artist at all times prior to the residency, unless otherwise arranged. If response is not received from artists within 48 hours, NPAF will assume that the artist is not obligated to the program and NPAF must make alternate arrangements.

 

Artists will abide by all park rules, NPS rules and regulations concerning all aspects of the park and its environment. In addition, the Artist is expected to be courteous to all public, visitors and NPS staff during their stay. For further park information please visit: http://www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm or the National Park Service site at: http://www.nps.gov/index.htm

 

In addition, any Artwork that the artist intends to display in the studio or other public spaces needs to be “museum ready” in other words, displayed with museum and/or archival quality.

 

Special Requirements: The Artist acknowledges that if their work includes a scientific or cultural component that involves advice or information from Park Staff or any of the archeological or anthropological research programs around the Chaco Culture park resources, it is their responsibility to contract separately for such. There are many people that work around the park in many capacities and they may be willing to talk informally as an advisor. However, Park staff are not generally available to the resident, and should be treated courteously and with consideration to their time and expertise. 

 

Artists may present, at minimum one, one-hour public program, workshop, concert or lecture during their residency at Chaco Culture National Historic Park, which can be presented either at the park or another venue as deemed by NPAF and NPS staff. This presentation (above) may be the same program repeated and will reflect artist’s medium, interest, and park experience. If Artists wish to do more participatory engagement with the public, that is encouraged. Put forth specific ideas for public interaction in the application. Workshops are open to the both visitors and the public at large. Artists must provide their own car and liability insurance, supplies and equipment for these presentations. We also encourage artists to give public presentations in their own community about their residency experience in Chaco Culture NHP to further broaden the reach of the program’s purpose.

 

As an introduction and fuller appreciation of park resources, each AIR participant may be able to take advantage of the Chaco Culture National Historic Park Library, archives, and the natural and cultural collections as part of the park’s Museum Program. Further, each participant may be able to discuss with park staff the diversity of park resources, themes and historic culture of the park. This process may be inclusive of advice and recommendations of cultural advisors and interpretation rangers. This process is necessary in order to educate and maintain the integrity of the park and to honor the cultural riches of New Mexico’s ancient Chacoan heritage. 

 

Artists need to provide their own art supplies, equipment, personal items and reliable transportation. Artists should be self-sufficient, independent and enjoy working in an isolated environment and able to commit to the full AIR term. The artist is expected to comply with all park regulations and policies governing park employees, volunteers and visitors. Chaco Culture National Historic Park is very close to the Navajo Nation and is subject to fire danger and or closure dues to fire or smoke. Artists must comply with park directives and be prepared for such an event. 

 

All AIR participants may be required to accept further conditions and contracts including but not limited to; Gift and/or donation agreements, images releases for their person and/or art work, codes of conduct, special use permits, J-1 visas,rules and regulations, housing agreements, volunteer in the parks contracts and any other apparent and unforeseen agreements required of any governing entity, namely the NPS, NPAF and/or NPS concessionaires.


 

J-1 visa applications may be required for participation. NPAF will be able to direct you to the International office and guide you through this simple process.

 

For more information on open applications and specific park AiRs, please visit our website at:

www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org













National Parks Arts Foundation


Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Artist-in Residence Program (New Mexico) 

October Artist in Residence Term: October 1st - October 30th, 2019

INCLUDES $2000 STIPEND

Notification: November 15th, 2018

Application Deadline September 7th, 2018

ARTS RESIDENCY IN THE LEGENDARY CHACO COMPLEX

This residence is open to artists of all types and media, but is particularly well suited to Astrophotography and Low Light Cinematography.

IMPORTANT 2019 DATES:

October 2019 AiR Applications Due: August 4th, 2018

October 2019 AiR Selection Announcement Date: August 15th, 2018

October Artist in Residence Term: October 1st - October 30th, 2019
Public Programming: (Lecture/workshop/presentation)  TBD

Artwork Donation Due : August 1st, 2020

The  National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) in association with Chaco Culture  National Historical Park of the National Park Service now offers  RESIDENCIES in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

Open  to all Classic & New Media Artists. So, Video Art, Installation,  Collage, Photo-manipulation, Sound Sculpture, Performance, Dance,  Screendance are definitely encouraged, anything that can free the mind,  widen experience and still connect people to the Park experience in  tangible and intangible ways.


Please Read Carefully the TERMS and CONDITIONS below, before applying...




An artist (or artist couple) are selected as the Chaco Culture National Historic Park Artist in Residence at the park for a one month term. This application is ONLY for the 2019 October Residency. 

 

The Chaco Culture AiR is an in-park residency at a fairly remote and isolated location. A reliable vehicle is crucial for this residency. The park is located in northeastern New Mexico, an hour and a half from Farmington, NM, 3 hours from Santa Fe, and consists of an extensive complex of pre-columbian pueblos or ceremonial structures (at least 11) and a number of other sacred and or preserved sites. The Park is also an UNESCO World Heritage Site. 


PLEASE NOTE: The status and updates of all proposals are the responsibility of the applicant through Submittable.com. We thank all applicants for their interest and continued support. However, only those candidates selected as winners and alternates will be contacted.

 

The artist in residence may be granted a studio (location TBD), and a venue for at least one Public Presentation of a workshop, lecture or concert. A large Yurt at the park may be used for presentations or workshops. The Artist may also use this location as a studio (again, if this does not conflict with other prior scheduled usage.) The Artist’s public presentation will take place in the Auditorium at the Park’s Visitor’s Center. Please indicate in your application if you would like to give more public presentation(s), while resident at the park. The artist must commit to the entire month term that they will be applying for.

For ease of coordination and communication with the Park Service,  Artists or Artist couples must schedule their arrival between 10-3 on  federal work days, and must have their own transportation for the month  of the residency. 

All insurance including automobile, health, accidental and insurance to cover all art, supplies, personal items is the sole responsibility of the artist as any and all insurance will not be provided by NPAF or the NPS or concessionaires. Proof of insurances must be provided to NPAF. Any terms herein may change and are subject to the approval of the NPS and NPAF. Any Visas required by the US or any other government will be the responsibility of the participant.

 



If the program is cancelled before commencement, no refunds of any fees, including application fees, will be issued. 

 

An ‘Artist Couple’ is defined as creative partnership -- not necessarily spousal or legal -- between two people for the purpose of making artwork at the park. Artists may not consider any additional party a part of the AiR program unless they were included as an “artist couple” in the artist’s original application and proposal. Residency, housing and other park amenities are exclusively for the artist use only. 

 



It is National Parks Arts Foundation’s hope that works produced during this time will characterize Chaco Culture National Historic Park for present and future generations and offer park visitors and the general public the opportunity to see the park's heritage through the creative vision of artists.

 

Public Interaction: 

Artists must address, in their proposal, how they plan to engage visitors daily, in plein air and/or during studio time. Any ideas for public interaction may be considered but these must be authorized explicitly by NPS.

 

The Artist should expect and welcome visitors to the studio and the public inquiring about them during studio hours or when they are doing art en plein aire.

 

NPAF must be able to contact the artist at all times prior to the residency, unless otherwise arranged. If response is not received from artists within 48 hours, NPAF will assume that the artist is not obligated to the program and NPAF must make alternate arrangements.

 

Artists will abide by all park rules, NPS rules and regulations concerning all aspects of the park and its environment. In addition, the Artist is expected to be courteous to all public, visitors and NPS staff during their stay. For further park information please visit: http://www.nps.gov/chcu/index.htm or the National Park Service site at: http://www.nps.gov/index.htm

 

In addition, any Artwork that the artist intends to display in the studio or other public spaces needs to be “museum ready” in other words, displayed with museum and/or archival quality.

 

Special Requirements: The Artist acknowledges that if their work includes a scientific or cultural component that involves advice or information from Park Staff or any of the archeological or anthropological research programs around the Chaco Culture park resources, it is their responsibility to contract separately for such. There are many people that work around the park in many capacities and they may be willing to talk informally as an advisor. However, Park staff are not generally available to the resident, and should be treated courteously and with consideration to their time and expertise. 

 

Artists may present, at minimum one, one-hour public program, workshop, concert or lecture during their residency at Chaco Culture National Historic Park, which can be presented either at the park or another venue as deemed by NPAF and NPS staff. This presentation (above) may be the same program repeated and will reflect artist’s medium, interest, and park experience. If Artists wish to do more participatory engagement with the public, that is encouraged. Put forth specific ideas for public interaction in the application. Workshops are open to the both visitors and the public at large. Artists must provide their own car and liability insurance, supplies and equipment for these presentations. We also encourage artists to give public presentations in their own community about their residency experience in Chaco Culture NHP to further broaden the reach of the program’s purpose.

 

As an introduction and fuller appreciation of park resources, each AIR participant may be able to take advantage of the Chaco Culture National Historic Park Library, archives, and the natural and cultural collections as part of the park’s Museum Program. Further, each participant may be able to discuss with park staff the diversity of park resources, themes and historic culture of the park. This process may be inclusive of advice and recommendations of cultural advisors and interpretation rangers. This process is necessary in order to educate and maintain the integrity of the park and to honor the cultural riches of New Mexico’s ancient Chacoan heritage. 

 

Artists need to provide their own art supplies, equipment, personal items and reliable transportation. Artists should be self-sufficient, independent and enjoy working in an isolated environment and able to commit to the full AIR term. The artist is expected to comply with all park regulations and policies governing park employees, volunteers and visitors. Chaco Culture National Historic Park is very close to the Navajo Nation and is subject to fire danger and or closure dues to fire or smoke. Artists must comply with park directives and be prepared for such an event. 

 

All AIR participants may be required to accept further conditions and contracts including but not limited to; Gift and/or donation agreements, images releases for their person and/or art work, codes of conduct, special use permits, J-1 visas,rules and regulations, housing agreements, volunteer in the parks contracts and any other apparent and unforeseen agreements required of any governing entity, namely the NPS, NPAF and/or NPS concessionaires.


 

J-1 visa applications may be required for participation. NPAF will be able to direct you to the International office and guide you through this simple process.

 

For more information on open applications and specific park AiRs, please visit our website at:

www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org












POETRY in the PARKS ! (SEPTEMBER 15th - OCTOBER 12th, 2019)

A POETRY EMPHASIS RESIDENCY in the National Parks at Gettysburg National Military Park. Sponsored by the POETRY FOUNDATION.

DEADLINE: November 1st, 2018

NOTIFICATION: November 20th, 2018

AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME FOR POETS OF ALL TYPES !

THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU ! $1000

NOTICE !!!!  -- An NPAF Residency Dedicated Exclusively to Poetry and the Word

This partnership requires the BEST in public engagement opportunities for poets of all kinds. Please, let us know, in the most amazing detail, how you would share with the public how important your poetry is, at these amazing venues. if YOU are chosen for this opportunity. We need to know how you plan to engage the audience.

Show us why we would love to work with you and how your next poetry project and public reading at one of America's Most Iconic Battlefields would work best at Gettysburg NMP.

Residency runs from September 15th to October 16th, 2019

DEADLINE: November 1st, 2018

Each AiR will have a $1000 STIPEND/REIMBURSEMENT.

Notification on November 20th, 2018. Only selected poets and finalists will be notified.

Eight times in 2019, artists (or artist couples) will be selected to work in Gettysburg National Military Park for a one month term. The Poet in the Parks Artist-in-Residence will be granted lodging, and a venue for at least one workshop, lecture or concert.

Respective of programmatic themes, all poet/artists world-wide are encouraged to apply, as the Gettysburg National Military Park Poetry in Parks Artist-in-Residence program is designed for all poets/artists to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape and history of Gettysburg National Military Park. The prospective candidate must present a cohesive body of work, a complete application including their resume, biography and proposal of their residency project and how it reflects and may be inspired park resources.

*PLEASE BE ADVISED OF PROGRAMMATIC THEME AND TERM DATES

We have three types of AiRs throughout the year :

OPEN CATEGORY, ALL ARTS MEDIA, ALL LEVELS: The months of these AiRs is  open to any and all artistic media including cross-overs with any of  the other programmatic themes represented in the other months of  Gettysburg Artist Residencies.

U.S. Military Veteran AiRs (MVA) :  You must be a U.S. Military Veteran to apply for these specific AiR  programs. The art media can be anything from music to photography,  anything in between, basically ANY artistic media.

POETRY IN THE PARKS / POETRY FOUNDATION AIR This  is one our most fascinating AiR programmatic themes. This category  focuses on POETRY EXCLUSIVELY.

AiRs run consecutively,  starting the 15th of each month, (or after a weekend or federal holiday  closest to the 15th) and end on the 12th of the next month (or before a  weekend or federal holiday closest to the 12th).

* All applicants MUST indicate which AiR for which they are applying.

Artists  will be expected to have a continuous public and visitor presence  throughout their residency. Further, the artist will present, at  minimum, one 1-hour public program, workshop, concert or lecture during  their residency at Gettysburg National Military Park during their stay.  This can be presented either the park or another venue as deemed by NPAF  and NPS. Poet/Artists must provide their own transportation, supplies  and equipment for these presentations. We also encourage poet/artists to  give more public presentations at the park and in their own community  about their residency experience in Gettysburg National Military Park,  to further broaden the reach of the program’s purpose and the goals of  perpetuating poetry and it's importance.

There will be a venue for  participation in Gettysburg's "First Friday" events, usually at the  XXXX. Other presentations or activities will may be scheduled by  arrangement with NPS. The artist will usually present at least one  workshop, lecture or concert and the possibility of an arts donation for  the NPS National Museum Collection. This can be presented either the  park or another venue as deemed appropriate by NPAF and NPS. ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND/OR CANCELLATION.

AiRs run consecutively, starting the 15th of each month, (or after a weekend or federal holiday closest to the 15th) and end on the 12th of the next month (or before a weekend or federal holiday closest to the 12th).

* All applicants MUST indicate which AiR for which they are applying.

Artists will be expected to have a continuous public and visitor presence throughout their residency. Further, the artist will present, at minimum, one 1-hour public program, workshop, concert or lecture during their residency at Gettysburg National Military Park during their stay. This can be presented either the park or another venue as deemed by NPAF and NPS. Poet/Artists must provide their own transportation, supplies and equipment for these presentations. We also encourage poet/artists to give more public presentations at the park and in their own community about their residency experience in Gettysburg National Military Park, to further broaden the reach of the program’s purpose and the goals of perpetuating poetry and it's importance.

PLEASE NOTE: The status and updates of all proposals are the responsibility of the applicant through Submittable.com. We thank all applicants for their interest and continued support. However, only those candidates selected as winners and alternates will be contacted.

For ease of coordination and communication with the Park Service,  Artists or Artist couples must schedule their arrival between 10-3 on  federal work days, and must have their own transportation for the month  of the residency. 

Artists need to provide all of their own insurance for liability, health, covering, but not limited to art supplies, equipment, personal items, reliable transportation and any insurances governing commercial permitting for required park permits. NPAF nor NPS will provide any insurance for any part of the Artist-in-Residence program. Artists should be self-sufficient, independent and enjoy working in a public, culturally sacred environment and able to commit to the full Artist-in-Residence (AiR) term. The AiR artist must remain accommodating to inquiring park visitors because of the thoroughfare of their location and/or workspace. The artist is expected to comply with all park regulations and policies governing park employees, volunteers and visitors.

The participating artists will donate an original piece of work inspired by their residency in Gettysburg National Military Park to the NPS at the park, through the NPAF. Donated work must be received no later than a year after the artist’s residency. Artists are required to provide copyright of donated artwork to NPAF.

This opportunity is open to people from all countries. All prospective candidates from outside of the United States must ensure their own proper documentation as it pertains to this opportunity within and to the United States. NPAF will do what we can to assist you with this as we have included many international artists.

The artist-in-residence program may be canceled or interrupted due to a government shutdown, for unforeseen circumstances or during any hazardous weather conditions including, but not limited to, poor environmental levels, fire danger, etc. The balance of the residency term may be negotiated to be made up at a later date, but NPAF cannot guarantee or be held responsible for AiR interruptions or cancellations because of Government decisions, inaction or natural causes.

All terms herein may change, without notice, and are subject on the approval of the NPS, NPAF and other governing entities. Only the selected artists will be notified of resulting selected poets. The entire program may be delayed, changed or cancelled, to which NPAF, NPS and any affiliates will NOT be held accountable or responsible. No refunds will be issued. Only select applicants will be notified of their acceptance and standing with the AiR program for which they applied.All AiR participants may be required to accept further conditions contracts and agreements including but not limited to; back-ground checks, codes of conduct, special use permits, J-1 visas,rules and regulations, housing agreements, volunteer-in-the-park (VIP) artist contract and any other apparent and unforeseen agreements required of any governing entity, namely the National Park Service, NPAF and/or NPS concessionaires. All funding is subject to U.S and international laws.

National Parks Arts Foundation


Aztec Ruins National Monument

Artist-in Residence Program (New Mexico) 

September Artist in Residence Term: September 1st - September 29th, 2019

Application Deadline August 4th, 2018

Notification: August 15th, 2018

2019 ARTS RESIDENCY IN AZTEC, NM

THE AZTEC RUINS ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PUEBLOAN-CHACOAN CULTURAL LINKAGE.  

IMPORTANT DATES:

Applications Due: August 4th, 2018

Finalist & Alternates Announcement Date: August 15th, 2018

Public Programming: (Lecture/workshop/presentation) Given once per term, TBD

The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) in association with Aztec Ruins National Monument of the National Park Service now offers a RESIDENCY in northwest New Mexico. Aztec Ruins National Monument is a tightly clustered Chacoan complex made up of a Pueblo, a reconstructed Great Kiva and plaza and several close-by ceremonial ruins. Pueblo tradition claims this settlement as an important waypoint in the ancient settlement of the Rio Grande Valley. Aztec Ruins is hidden away in tree filled hills near the Animas River and the picturesque town of Aztec, NM. This is the perfect time of year to experience this amazing area.

The One-month September residency is open to all Classic & New Media Artists. So, Video Art, Installation, Collage, Photo-manipulation, Sound Sculpture, Performance, Dance, Screendance, are encouraged, anything that can free the mind, give insight and still connect people to the Monument experience in tangible and intangible ways. Please email us if you have specific questions about your project.

ACCOMMODATIONS: The Friends of Aztec Ruins National Monument will be providing MOBILE HOUSING with amenities hookup at the RV camp of the Monument. There is currently no studio. 

The artist-in-residence will also be granted a venue for at least one Public Presentation of a workshop, lecture or concert at the Monument’s Visitor’s Center. If artists would like to propose more Monument and visitor or community engagement in the form of more workshops, lectures or anything above and beyond these parameters we encourage you to go into these specifics in your application submission. 

ABOUT AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT. Founded as an Antiquities Monument in 1923. Though a separate administrative unit, it received its’ UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in 1987 as part of the Chaco Culture National Historic Park designation. The Monument is located in the beautiful Animas River Valley, and is close to the scenic Colorado Border. The town of Aztec has all of your necessities and more for daily life. Aztec Ruins is approximately 30 minutes from the closest bigger city, Farmington, and three hours from Albuquerque.

In addition to their residency, the selected artist will have the opportunity to present lectures and workshops, exhibit their art and may donate art inspired by their stay in the Monument to Aztec Ruins National Monument or National Parks Collections, through the NPAF. This program aims to fulfill and exceed goals for Park Arts Programs as indicated in the NPS guiding document issued for the Centennial of the Park Service. NPAF will also be partnering with other partners, the National Park Service, park partners such as the Friends of Aztec Ruins, recognized museums, galleries, schools and underserved peoples organizations to cross-promote Aztec Ruins National Monument Artist in Residence Program, locally nationally and internationally.

The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) in association with The Aztec Ruins National Monument of the National Park Service now offers RESIDENCIES in the Aztec Ruins National Monument.

MOBILE HOUSING will be provided by the Friends of  Aztec Ruins National Monument nearby at the Monument's RV/Camping Area.  There will be a hook up and amenities for the RV/Trailer.

For ease of coordination and communication with the Park Service,  Artists or Artist couples must schedule their arrival between 10-3 on  federal work days, and must have their own transportation for the month  of the residency. 

Open to all Classic & New Media Artists. 

PLEASE NOTE: The status and updates of all proposals are the responsibility of the applicant through Submittable.com. We thank all applicants for their interest and continued support. However, only those candidates selected as winners and alternates will be contacted.

Application Portfolio:

THIS RESIDENCY FOCUSES ON BOTH CLASSIC & NEW MEDIA. 

Please attach the following :

1. Image Samples or video (3-7 images or 12 images or 1 video/audio (3 min.) Writers may submit a work sample of 20 pages max length.

2. Project Proposal Summary * see description below*

3. CV or Resume

4. Biography (3,000 characters or less)

Label each like: NPAF_AZRUAIR2017_(your last name)_(file name).(file type)

Example: NPAF_AZRUAIR2017_Smith_Resume.PDF

* Please include any other relevant information or main points we should know about your work and process.

** Project Proposal Summary: Please describe your planned project and working method addressing the following questions and anything else we may need to know, relevant to your project: (2 letter-sized pages max)

VIDEO SUBMISSION is strongly encouraged for all performance-based work, but also may be used to show the range of a series of visual artworks. Be aware that HD video compression is probably not the best way to show off nuances in art work. 

QUESTIONS TO ADDRESS IN THE PROPOSAL

* These are simply recommended questions to address. What YOU think is important needs to be addressed in your proposal.

What is your artistic area of expertise?

How do you plan to present your work through a public presentation/workshop/lecture or concert ?

How do you feel being at the Monument and Scenic Northern New Mexico will further your work ?

Why do you feel the monument, with with its unique access to Chacoan Cultures and vibrant history would be a good fit for your work and process reflecting monument aspects, inspired by monument resources ? 

How do you feel the public will benefit from your artwork being on display or performed in the monument venue as well as museum and gallery venues?

What help or equipment do you need/expect from other people?

All  terms herein may change and are subject on the approval of the NPS,  NPAF and other governing entities. The entire program may be delayed,  changed or cancelled, to which NPAF, NPS and any affiliates will NOT be  held accountable or responsible. All AiR participants may be required to  accept further conditions contracts and agreements including but not  limited to; back-ground checks, codes of conduct, special use permits,  J-1 visas,rules and regulations, housing agreements,  volunteer-in-the-park (VIP) artist contract and any other apparent and  unforeseen agreements required of any governing entity, namely the  National Park Service, NPAF and/or NPS concessionaires. All funding is  subject to U.S and international laws.

You are invited to submit a National Parks Arts Workshop Proposal to NPAF. Please include all elements in your proposal that we need to consider and present to the National Parks Arts Foundation, the NPS and any entity partnerships.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us :
or email : admin@nationalparksartsfoundation.org
Subject line: Workshop application questions

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