How to Apply
During 2014, artists should focus on the park's wilderness areas, as it is the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Another area of focus can be the National Park Service Centennial which will be celebrated through 2016.
Applying artists must submit:
- A resume (not exceeding 2 pages) that highlights education, experience and training along with skills in presenting public education programs related to art; a summary of creative works and, if applicable, professional brochures or similar publications.
- Visual artists must submit images on a CD or DVD (PC compatible) which must be labeled. Writers must submit representative prose, short stories, plays or poetry that reflects your ability. Musicians and composers must submit lyrics and audio recordings of their work.
- A brief statement from applicant stating what she/he hopes to achieve from a residency in Guadalupe Mountains National Park and how their work will benefit the park's mission.
- Your preference for a period of residence and accommodations (apartment in park housing or RV site).
Please Note - Submissions sent to the park will not be returned to the artist.
For further information, or to submit an application, contact the park by mail or phone at:
Artist-In-Residence Program Coordinator
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
400 Pine Canyon Drive
Salt Flat, Texas 79847
Selection is through a competitive process based on artistic merit, as demonstrated by the examples submitted, the ideas expressed in the statement of purpose, and the willingness to accept the conditions of the national park residency opportunity. A panel of National Park Service staff and its partners chooses the artists and alternates.