Friday, September 23, 2011

Rocky Mountain National Park: Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline: November 15, 2011 (POSTMARK)

Artist-In-Residence Program
Rocky Mountain National Park

Estes Park, CO
2012 season

The Artist-In-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park's inspiring landscape. Selected artists stay in a historic cabin for two-week periods from June through September. No stipend is provided.

Artwork Donations
Selected artists participating in Rocky's Artist-In- Residence Program from 2012 through 2015 are asked to donate to the Park an original piece of work from, and representative of their residency in Rocky Mountain National Park which will serve to promote and celebrate the Park's upcoming centennial in 2015. Donated artwork must be received no later than one year after an artist's residency.

Public Presentations
Artists will present two 45-minute public programs during their residencies. This interaction can be tailored to an individual’s medium, interest, and experience using only a few hours of one’s stay. Programs can be demonstrations, talks, exploratory walks, or performances. Artists must provide their own supplies and equipment for these presentations. In addition, artists are requested to give public presentations in their communities about their residency experiences.

The Artist-In-Residence Program aspires to share with the public the scenic beauty and stories of Rocky Mountain National Park through the world of art.

How to Apply
Artists must submit application materials and art samples exactly as indicated on the entry form. Insufficient, or excess materials, are causes for application rejection, as is an artist's proposed use of a work already in progress as a residency project.

Notifications will be made to finalists by April 15, 2012.

The Selection Process
A panel of professionals from diverse artistic disciplines will choose five to six finalists, with two alternates. Selection is based on artistic merit, the Statement of Purpose, and appropriateness to a national park residency. In addition, residencies awarded from 2012 through 2015 will be to artists whose proposed residency projects will serve to promote and celebrate Rocky's upcoming centennial in 2015.

Program Management
Rocky Mountain National Park's Artist-In-Residence Program is managed by the Division of Interpretation. It is one of the founding and longest running programs in the national park system. The works completed under this program contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of our national parks and create a legacy preserved for future generations.

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Rocky Mountain National Park
1000 Highway 36
Estes Park, CO 80517-8397