Artist in Residence
John Day Fossil Beds is looking for artists! The application period for the 2014 Artist in Residence program is now open.
Download the 2014 Artist in Residence application instructions and frequently asked questions.
How long are residencies and when are they available?
There is no defined length and timing of each residency; it is decided on a case-by-case basis with the selected artist.
What is provided by the National Park Service?
Housing is provided in local (furnished) rental units when available. Reimbursement for supplies used during residency (such as paint, canvases, pencils, notepads, clay, plaster, other raw materials, etc.) may be available up to a pre-determined amount. This amount is decided on a case-by-case basis as the residency is being arranged. Itemized reciepts are required for reimbursement.
What is provided by the artist?
The artist is responsible for arranging transportation to, from, and within the area. The artist will be responsible for arranging their own meals. The artist will bring all the required materials for work with them. There are no art supply stores within the area.
When is the application deadline?
February 5, 2014
How do I submit my application?
Applications can be submitted by e-mail to: JODA_Interpretation@nps.gov, or by mail to:
John Day Fossil Beds NM
Joint and group applications should be submitted in the same e-mail or envelope and clearly marked as such.
How do I submit samples of my work?
Please submit no more than five examples (per person) of artwork via e-mail attachment, link to on online resource, example burned to a CD or DVD, or computer printout on paper. Files should be in a commonly used format. Do not send originals. Materials mailed to the monument will not be returned.
How are artists selected?
A panel of at least three park employees will be convened to review applications. A representative of Discover Your Northwest (DYNW) may also be part of the panel. Special consideration will be given to artists that create works that also fill a park need. Finalists may be asked to supply additional information or artwork examples.
Who owns the right to artwork created during a residency?
The artist retains the copyright for their work. They will grant perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive use licenses for artwork from their residency in the monument to the National Park Service and Discover Your Northwest.
Did You Know?
The best place to see the monument's fossils is inside the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center at the Sheep Rock Unit.