POETRY in the PARKS !

A POETRY FIRST in the National Parks at Gettysburg National Military Park

A Partnership between POETRY FOUNDATION, Gettysburg Foundation and
National Parks Arts Foundation

AN OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME FOR POETS OF ALL TYPES !

THIS IS THE ONE FOR YOU ! $1000 + 3 different metropolitan area venues for YOU to give your Poetry Tour ! 

NOTICE !!!! - A NATIONAL PARK FIRST ! We just partnered with the Poetry Foundation and are creating the FIRST EVER Poetry in the Parks at Gettysburg National Military Park !
What does this mean for you ? YOU will have the chance to have amazing PAID public appearances and engagements in the most metropolis venues in the USA ! Because of this amazing partnership, we are able to send you to Washington DC ( We are looking at the Smithsonian as YOUR venue), Chicago ( at the most amazing location in the world for a poetry performance- the POETRY FOUNDATION ) and more in Gettysburg National Park. We are also looking at INTERNATIONAL venues and other locations for whomever is chosen for this amazing opportunity.

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 book YOUR "Tour", inspired by your Gettysburg National Military Park Poet in Residence.

Residency runs from September 15th to October 16th, 2017

DEADLINE: July 20th, 2017

Each AiR will have a $1000 STIPEND/REIMBURSEMENT.

Notification on August 4th, 2017

Ten times in 2018, 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 and the possibility of an arts donation at the park and during or after your stay at least two more poetry presentations in two major metropolitan cities (most likely Washington DC and Chicago ).

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

​Poetry in Parks (PIP) under LiterAudiArts (LAA) theme  (September-October 2017): This is one our most fascinating AiR programmatic themes. This category focuses on many and all POETRY Linguistic, words, sounds, song anything poetry. We are partnering with the world known POETRY FOUNDATION, creating this program. THE FIRST of it's kind in the National Parks.. The list is endless but must be, at least in part words or/and sound.... all and any poetry. 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).

Our other programmatic themes throughout the year :

U.S. Military Veteran AiRs (MVA) : You must be a U.S. Military Veteran to apply for these specific AiR programs (beginning in Jan., Jul. & Nov. 2017). The art media can be anything from music to photography, anything in between, basically ANY artistic media.

Arts Revolver (ARV) : 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.

Alembic Arts (New Media) (AAM) : This programmatic theme speaks to many varied and mixed media including film image, technologies, augmented Realities, Virtual Realities and any and all combinations with these in themselves of combining classic art media with such "new media".

LiterAudiArts (LAA) : This is one our most fascinating AiR programmatic themes. This category focuses on many and all Linguistic, words, sounds, song and music. A few examples of this are POETRY ( We are partnering with the world known POETRY FOUNDATION), screen-plays, spoken word, environmental recordings, wall of sound experimentation, Gettysburg and heritage archive appropriation and period piece instruments. The list is endless but must be, at least in part words or/and sound.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, through an artist's presentation at the David Wills House. NOTE THAT THIS VENUE IS ONLY AVAILABLE APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER. 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.

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.



Ends on October 20, 2017$55.00 - 110.00
$55.00 - 110.00

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK

(MAUI, HAWAI'I)

$ 2,000+, stipend !

AiR TERM: December 1st - December 29th, 2018

Application Deadline : October 20th, 2017
Notification: November 15th, 2017

For further details visit the NPAF website :

https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/2017-our-residencies-page

Haleakalā National Park Artist-in-Residence

FREE Artist in Residence program with $2000 stipend !


Georgia O'Keeffe Country on Maui


2018 RESIDENCY NOW OPEN

(December 1st - 29th, 2018)


We are excited to introduce our artist-in-residence program at Haleakalā National Park. Haleakalā has some of the most otherwordly landscapes in all of Hawaii. The Park boundaries include the dormant lunar landcapes of Haleakalā as well as rainforests and waterfalls and pools leading down to Maui's legendary coastlines. This is a unique dramatic environment for all media to flourish and to inspire new breakthroughs in process and result.


This Residency features:

  • $ 2,000 + any direct donations to artists (this can be upwards of $28,000 +)
  • Housing inside the Park on the Island of Maui. A rare privilege!

  • Free use of the Wilderness Cabins in the park for 15 night max.(Reservations Required)

  • A venue for the artist's public presentation(s).

  • Free Access to park locations.

  • No Residency Fee.

  • NPS  and NPAF Art Donation consideration


The Haleakalā Residency (December 2018) is open to all artists, and performers in any media, world-wide.


Select judges and panelists along with NPAF’s Fine Art curator and NPS will consider solicited proposals through a competitive application process to identify artists deserving of a residency at Haleakalā National Park. Only the selected artists will be notified of their acceptance to the Haleakalā National Park Artist-in-Residence Program.

National Parks Arts Foundation, through the NPS of the park, many generous partner donations, provides lodging, free rental of the wilderness cabins in the crater areas and a venue for workshops and lectures.


In addition to their residency, the selected artist will have the opportunity to present lecture(s), concert(s) and workshop(s), and exhibit their art. 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 may also be partnering with the National Park Service, park partners, recognized museums, galleries, schools and underserved peoples organizations to promote Haleakalā National Park Artist-in-Residence Program.

Any and All terms herein may change and are subject on the approval of the NPS and/or NPAF and other governing entities. The entire program may be delayed, changed or cancelled or not approved or accepted, to which NPAF and any affiliates will NOT be held accountable or responsible, no refunds will be issued. Applicants grant use of any and all pieces of the artist's application proposal to further the purpose of the program (and/or promoting the selected artist(s)) through television, radio, interviews, magazines, books, internet, newspapers and all and any and all media. 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, U.S. Federal Government, NPAF and/or NPS concessionaires and/or NPAF. All funding is subject to U.S and international laws.





$35.00 - 70.00

PLEASE NOTE: LiterAudiArts AiR runs September 14th to October 12th

Each AiR will have a $1000 STIPEND/REIMBURSEMENT.

Ten times in 2018, artists (or artist couples) will be selected to work in Gettysburg National Military Park for a one month term from mid-July to mid-August 2018. The Artist-in-Residence will be granted lodging, and a venue for at least one workshop, lecture or concert and the possibility of an arts donation.

LiterAudiArts (LAA) : This is one our most fascinating AiR programmatic themes. This category focuses on many and all Linguistic, words, sounds, song and music. A few examples of this are POETRY ( We may be partnering with the world known POETRY FOUNDATION), screen-plays, spoken word, environmental recordings, wall of sound experimentation, Gettysburg and heritage archive appropriation and period piece instruments. The list is endless but must be, at least in part words or/and sound.
Respective of programmatic themes, all artists world-wide are encouraged to apply, as the Gettysburg National Military Park Artist-in-Residence program is designed for all 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. All candidates must have merit and/or experience in at least one or more of the following areas: photography, two dimensional artwork, sculpture, music, linguistics, writing, screendance, performance art, film, and/or ethnographic fine art, or ANY other appropriate artist medium. 

*PLEASE BE ADVISED OF PROGRAMMATIC THEME AND TERM DATES

Alembic Arts (New Media) (AAM) : This programmatic theme speaks to many varied and mixed media including film image, technologies, Augmented Realities, Virtual Realities and any and all combinations with these in themselves of combining classic art media with such "new media".

Arts Revolver (ARV) : 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 (beginning in Jan., Jul. & Nov. 2017). The art media can be anything from music to photography, anything in between, basically ANY artistic media.


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

Artists will be expected to have 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. This can be presented either the park or another venue as deemed by NPAF and NPS. Artists must provide their own transportation, supplies and equipment for these presentations. We also encourage 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 the NPS and NPS Centennial Objectives.

There will be a venue for participation in Gettysburg's "First Friday" events, through an artist's presentation at the David Wills House. NOTE THAT THIS VENUE IS ONLY AVAILABLE APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER. 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.

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 may 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 and are subject on the approval of the NPS, NPAF and other governing entities. The entire program may be delayed,not accepted, changed or cancelled, to which NPAF, NPS and any affiliates will NOT be held accountable or responsible and there will be no refunds. 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.









$35.00 - 70.00


PLEASE NOTE: Arts Revolver AiR runs October 15th to November 20th

Each AiR will have a $1000 STIPEND/REIMBURSEMENT.

Ten times in 2018, artists (or artist couples) will be selected to work in Gettysburg National Military Park for a one month term. The Artist-in-Residence will be granted lodging, and a venue for at least one workshop, lecture or concert and the possibility of an arts donation.

Respective of programmatic themes, all artists world-wide are encouraged to apply, as the Gettysburg National Military Park Artist-in-Residence program is designed for all 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. All candidates must have merit and/or experience in at least one or more of the following areas: photography, two dimensional artwork, sculpture, music, linguistics, writing, screendance, performance art, film, and/or ethnographic fine art, or ANY other appropriate artist medium. 

*PLEASE BE ADVISED OF PROGRAMMATIC THEME AND TERM DATES

Alembic Arts (New Media) (AAM) : This programmatic theme speaks to many varied and mixed media including film image, technologies, Augmented Realities, Virtual Realities and any and all combinations with these in themselves of combining classic art media with such "new media".

Arts Revolver (ARV) : 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.

LiterAudiArts (LAA) : This is one our most fascinating AiR programmatic themes. This category focuses on many and all Linguistic, words, sounds, song and music. A few examples of this are POETRY ( We may be partnering with the world known POETRY FOUNDATION), screen-plays, spoken word, environmental recordings, wall of sound experimentation, Gettysburg and heritage archive appropriation and period piece instruments. The list is endless but must be, at least in part words or/and sound.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).

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.

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

Artists will be expected to have 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. This can be presented either the park or another venue as deemed by NPAF and NPS. Artists must provide their own transportation, supplies and equipment for these presentations. We also encourage 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 the NPS and NPS Centennial Objectives.

There will be a venue for participation in Gettysburg's "First Friday" events, through an artist's presentation at the David Wills House. NOTE THAT THIS VENUE IS ONLY AVAILABLE APRIL THROUGH OCTOBER. 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.

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 may 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 and are subject on the approval of the NPS, NPAF and other governing entities. The entire program may be delayed,not accepted, changed or cancelled, to which NPAF, NPS and any affiliates will NOT be held accountable or responsible and there will be no refunds. 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