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2014 Artist in the Parks Program Applications Being Accepted

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Date: June 4, 2013
Contact: Sharon Brussell, 435-719-2142

The National Park Service Southeast Utah Group is now accepting applications for the 2014 Community Artist in the Parks (CAIP) Program. 

Created in 2009, the CAIP program highlights the connection between a local artist and the surrounding landscape, particularly Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments.

The Community Artist creates work within the participating National Park Service units during a minimum of six visits per month, April through November, and shares his/her inspiration and creative process with visitors from around the world. The artist's work may be sold in the Arches and Canyonlands National Park bookstores.

Artists must be residents of Grand or San Juan Counties.

Application criteria and program details, as well as short videos by former community artists, are available at http://go.nps.gov/CAIP. Applications for the 2014 season must be received by July 31st, 2013.

Applications and questions may be directed to Sharon Brussell at 435-719-2142. Chad Niehaus, the Community Artist in the Parks Liaison, may also be contacted for program information at 435-259-9314.

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