About the Artist-in-Residence Program
The Artist-in-Residence program began in 2002 and offers professional artists the opportunity to pursue their work amidst the natural splendors of Denali National Park and Preserve.
Each residency takes place during a ten day period. Artists are responsible for their own food and transportation. No stipend is provided. Each artist may bring with him or her one adult guest for the length of the residency.
Between June and September, summer residents stay at the historic East Fork Cabin at Mile 43 on the Park Road. Winter residencies take place between late February and the end of March and are based primarily at Park Headquarters at Mile 3.4. Depending on weather and other circumstances, winter residents also may have an opportunity to stay several nights at one of the historic ranger patrol cabins along the first 20 miles of the Park Road.
Each artist is expected --
All finished pieces are due at the park by Dec. 31 of the calendar year in which a residency takes place.
The East Fork Cabin - A Studio with a View
The East Fork Cabin, also known as the Murie Cabin, was the base from which the naturalist Adolph Murie conducted his landmark study of wolves, sheep, and predator/prey relationships in the park from 1939-41. Built in the late 1920s by the Alaska Road Commission, the Murie cabin is located 43 miles into the park, just off the Park Road, in a dramatic setting on the East Fork of the Toklat River between Sable Pass and Polychrome Pass.
A team approach to program operations
For initial inquiries about the program at large, please contact:
Did You Know?
Mount McKinley, located within Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest mountain on the North American continent. Measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands to its snowy summit at 20,320 feet, the mountain’s vertical relief of 18,000 feet is greater than that of Mount Everest.