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January deadline for Glacier Park artist-in-residence applications

From NPS Glacier

Lake McDonald - NPS photo

Lake McDonald – NPS photo

The program offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park’s inspiring landscape. The program seeks professional artists whose work is related to the park’s interpretative themes and supports the mission of the National Park Service.

The program provides an artist with uninterrupted time to pursue their work and the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach programs.   Park housing is provided for a four-week session during the summer or fall season.

The artist is required to present several public programs during their residency.  The programs must be related to their experience as the artist-in-residence and can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Digital images of selected work produced as a part of the residency may be used in park publications, websites and presentations for education and outreach.

Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online at The deadline to apply is January 30, 2014. For more information contact the park at 406-888-7800.

Click here for a list of Glacier’s past artists in residence.


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  1. melindaclayton #

    What a really neat idea. Thanks for posting this, Malcolm. I have a friend I’m going to forward this to.

    November 24, 2013
    • This program has always been around for a while. I wish they did something similar for writers, though I can understand we wouldn’t have the displayable kind of output that an artist could provide the public.

      November 24, 2013
  2. melindaclayton #

    True. Plus, as slow as I am I’d have to live there a couple of years. 🙂

    November 24, 2013
  3. I have to disagree a bit with your previous comment, Malcolm. I think writers would actually have more of the park experience to share with the public than even artists. Wild areas are much more than scenes or impressions of scenes.

    November 25, 2013
    • They should, Montucky. I was guessing at why the program is for artists only, supposing that the requirement that there be several events. Writers can certainly do readings or lead sessions where participants write a paragraph or two about their experiences there. I think we could do everything and more than the NPS can imagine. But I guess they’re going for something visual.

      November 25, 2013

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