Denali National Park Artist-in-Residence Program Accepting Applications
Contact: Annie Duffy, 907-474-8133
The Alaska Natural History Association is pleased to announce that the Denali National Park Artist-in-Residence program is now accepting applications for the 2008 summer residency period.
The residency program, established in 2001, allows visual artists the unique opportunity of an extended stay within the interior of Denali National Park. The program is designed to encourage the creation of work that interprets the experience of living and exploring one of Alaska’s most unique and pristine public land environments.
Artists stay in the historic East Fork Cabin, located 43 miles into the park, for 10-day residency periods during the summer. The cabin was completed in 1929, and was one of several built by the Alaska Road Commission to support crews constructing the Denali Park Road. Park rangers utilized these cabins for shelter during winter patrols of the park, a use that continues to this day.
Visual artists working in all media and genre except for photography are encouraged to apply. (A separate program for professional photographers is already in place.) All application submissions for the 2008 program must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2008. Applications and submission guidelines can be downloaded online at www.alaskanha.org/institutes/arts/. Copies of the PDF application form and further information about the program can also be obtained by contacting Annie Duffy at email@example.com or (907) 474-8133. Please include “2008 Denali Artist-In-Residence Program” in email subject lines.
As a nonprofit partner of Alaska's parks, forests, refuges and other public lands, the Alaska Natural History Association (soon to be known as Alaska Geographic) manages the artist-in-residence program as part of our mission to help advance the mission of creating an informed public caring for Alaska's natural and cultural heritage.
Did You Know?
In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.