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    Gates Of The Arctic

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence program offers professional writers, composers, musicians, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, digital artists, and artisans of all types the opportunity to pursue their art in a premier wilderness setting; Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

The artist accompanies park staff on a backcountry patrol. Patrols may accommodate the artist to a certain extent, but artists must be both physically fit enough to attempt such a journey and possess the skills and experience for extended, rigorous wilderness travel. Each year there is one Artist in Residence Patrol of 10 to 14 days. Residencies usually take place during the summer from July to Sept.

Collaborative projects are encouraged as are programs that coordinate with local schools and organizations.


Gates of the Arctic will be opening the Call for Entry (CaFE) for the 2014 Artist in Residence on August 1, 2013. At that time, we will be accepting submissions through the CaFE site. The call will be open through September.

To apply, artists must go to the Call For Entry website and set up a login profile. From there artists can find the call and apply for the program.

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Resident Artists

For more information on the Artist in Residence program, email Gates of the Arctic or call (907) 692-5494.

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5000 year old stone tent ring in Gates of the Arctic National Park

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