Shenandoah National Park's Artist-in-Residence program offers artists a chance to live and work in this exceptional environment for a period of two weeks. The works completed during the program will serve, through the creativity of the selected artists, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Shenandoah National Park. The Park's Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a generous donation from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.
The 2015 June residency will require the selected artist to donate two original video products. These should be no more than 2:00 minutes in length. The September residency will also require the donation of two original written products.
Artists must provide their own supplies during their residency. Selected artist will also be required to present one public program during their residency. The Park will work with the artist on the program, which can be a demonstration, workshop, or public presentation.
In preparation for the upcoming centennial celebration of the National Park Service, the selected artists will share their talent and creativity to help visitors Find Your Park. The Find Your Park Campaign aims to reach out to future National Park Service stewards to assist them in defining their "park" in their own unique way. Shenandoah National Park is a jewel among National Park Service sites and offers a distinctive array of natural, cultural, and recreational opportunities for visitors. The 2015 residencies should provide inspiration and engage the public in the Find Your Park Campaign.
How to Apply
Entries will be accepted for the 2015 program in two phases. Applications for the June residency, visual artists in the genre of video production (videography, editing, animation, etc.), will be accepted until Wednesday May 6, 2015. Applications for the September residency, creative writers, will be accepted from June 29, 2015 through July 17, 2015.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Please be sure that your application reflects the correct media. Notifications of the selected artist will be made by Wednesday May 13, 2015 for the June residency. Notifications of the selected artist for the September residency will be made by Wednesday July 29, 2015.
2015 Application Form - Open link to view September Residency application.
For additional program information, contact Shenandoah National Park by phone (540) 999-3500 ext. 3181 or by e-mail