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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Artist in Residence Application Tips

2007 Artist in Residence Carl Johnson photographing tundra plants in Gates of the Arctic.

2007 Artist in Residence
Carl H. Johnson

NPS Photo by Tracie Pendergrast

Gates of the Arctic is a unique and remote park. This in turn creates a unique Artist in Residence program. As you think about your proposal keep the following tips in mind:

  • Spend time researching the park before creating a proposal
  • Your proposal should explain how the art project will benefit the National Park Service, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, and/or the cause of Wilderness
  • Collaborative applications are encouraged but should demonstrate how the collaborative effort is essential to the project proposed
  • Be sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Use the Checklist (page two of the application)
  • Familiarize yourself with the evaluation criteria

Did You Know?

A caribou standing in the snow.

Three caribou herds migrate through Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in the Spring and Fall.