• View of Grand Canyon National Park at sunset from the South Rim

    Grand Canyon

    National Park Arizona

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  • Expect Cooler Nights with No Precipitation through the Remainder of the Week

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »

Application Instructions

colors of the Canyon

Colors of the Canyon

Photo by Park Photographer Michael Quinn

We are delighted to be using the WESTAF CaFE program for application submissions. This year we are ONLY accepting electronic submissions. Once you have explored the CaFE site and registered as a user please do contact us if you have any questions. Registration is free and allows you to access many other excellent artist opportunities.

Entry Instructions:

All materials should be submitted in digital format through CaFE HERE.

Our specific listing for the North Rim can be found HERE, and for the South Rim can be found HERE.

A three-step guide to using the CaFE system:

1. Go to CaFE site, and create a user name and password - or login if you are already a registered user.

2. Prepare your work samples to system specification, and upload following CaFE instructions. Work Sample specs can be found HERE. (Literary artists will upload their work samples directly from the application, so can disregard this step.)

3. After uploading work samples click "Apply to Calls", search for "Grand Canyon National Park (NPS) Artist-in-Residence", and click "Apply to this Call". This will give you access to the interactive form, where you will list your availability and respond to questions.

Please consult CaFE FAQ page if you have any questions about this process. You can also email a question to us, HERE.

Did You Know?


From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.