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Application Now Open for Grand Canyon’s Artist-in-Residence Program

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Date: February 8, 2013
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park's Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program is now accepting artist applications for the upcoming North and South Rim AiR seasons. The artist opportunities are for May - October 2014 on the North Rim, and for October 2013 -
September 2014 on the South Rim. 

The Grand Canyon AiR program welcomes applications and proposals from professional artists working in all genres and traditions. In exchange for three weeks in-residence, the artists are required to present three, family-friendly, one-hour programs of their own design while at the Canyon, and one program in their home community after their residency. Artist accommodations are provided for free. There is no stipend for the artists at this time. Before applying, artists should take the time to explore our website, where they can read full program and application details and familiarize themselves with park themes.  

This year's AiR application can be found at the WESTAF café web site. Artists must register with the CaFE program in order to access the application. This service is free and allows access to many other artist opportunities. Artists will use the CaFE site to upload their work samples and answer specific questions about their projects. We will only accept electronic applications this season. There is a $30 per rim application fee, accepted through the CaFE site. 

This year we have created two identical but separate Calls for Artists - one for the North Rim and one for the South Rim.  Artists are welcome to apply to both programs.  

Artist's should be aware that this year's application will close automatically at midnight on March 1, 2013. 

To learn more about Grand Canyon's Artist-in-Residence program including the park's themes, please visit the AiR web site at http://www.nps.gov/grca/supportyourpark/air.htm. If you have additional questions about the AiR program or the application process, please contact the park's AiR Coordinator Rene Westbrook at e-mail us, or leave a message at 928-638-7324. To submit an application to be a Grand Canyon AiR, please visit the WESTAF Café web site at https://www.callforentry.org/index.php. Finally, you can learn the schedule of events for the current AiR by calling the South Rim AiR Hotline at 928-638-7616. 

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