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Program Application

Applications are accepted only through an online process hosted by CaFÉ (CallForEntry.org). and writers. Entries are accepted each year from May 1 through September 30 for residencies during the winter and summer of the following year. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Last year, the program received 300 applications from 226 artists and 74 writers from 35 U.S. states and eight countries.

 

Selection Process

  • Panels including past program participants, subject matter experts, local community members, park personnel, and others serving at the discretion of the park superintendent are invited to review applications from professional artists annually. Selection is made on the basis of required entry materials, vision, new and innovative ways of responding to the park, and recognized accomplishment as demonstrated in those materials. Formal invitations for residencies typically are extended by the park superintendent by December 15 each year, followed by a public announcement of selections early in the new calendar year.
  • The music composition residency established with this call for 2016 draws upon successful foundations in Composing in the Wilderness and Denali Music Festival programs which emphasize contemporary classical music. The final product should be a notated chamber piece for traditional instruments found in classical orchestral repertoire (with optional use of electronics and/or projection). The park hopes that the completed piece will be premiered at the Denali Music Festival in a subsequent year, and the selected composer will consult with park staff to ensure that the instrumentation and technical requirements are appropriate for that setting.
  • Please refrain from uploading media files (such as audio and video) unless they are either required or are directly relevant to your application category or public outreach proposals. .
Visual Artists

The application requires:


  • Six images
  • Artist statement
  • Artist resume
  • Image list
  • Your plans for a public outreach activity with visitors at the park
  • Your plans for public outreach about the program once you’re back at home
Writers

The application requires:

  • Writing sample: one page, 12-point font, single spaced, saved as a PDF document. Poetry may be presented in multiple columns, but may not exceed a single page. Pages scanned from published works that are designed to different specifications will not be considered.
  • Writer statement
  • Writer resume
  • Your plans for a public outreach activity with visitors at the park
  • Your plans for public outreach about the program once you’re back at home
Music Composition

The application requires:

  • Three compositions, including a PDF upload of each complete score, and an MP3 audio file excerpt limited to five minutes each
  • Composer statement
  • Composer resume
  • Your plans for a public outreach activity with visitors at the park
  • Your plans for public outreach about the program once you’re back at home
Categories
Choose one per application:

  • Music Composition (Summer only)
  • Visual Artist (Summer)
  • Visual Artist (Winter)
  • Writer (Summer)
  • Writer (Winter)

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