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Capitol Reef National Park accepting applications for the 2022 Artist-in-Residence Program

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Date: September 16, 2021
Contact: Penni Torgerson, 435-425-4101

Applications are being accepted for Capitol Reef National Park’s 2022 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program. The park is seeking applicants for the AiR program who will be able to interpret park resources in a unique way that engages the public through a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, music, or photography. The goal of this program is to promote art and inspire visitors to appreciate and preserve the park.

For 2022, the park is seeking a total of four residencies of two to four weeks duration each from January through November for visual and performing artists, writers, and composers. For one of the residencies, the park is seeking a night sky photographer. As an International Dark Sky Park, we are interested in exploring ways to appreciate the park’s dark skies and to collect night sky photography data that can assist the park’s scientific efforts in documenting the night sky quality with the goal of conservation.

The selected artists will be provided with furnished lodging inside the park and receive a $500.00 stipend from the Entrada Institute to assist with travel and supply expenses. During the residency, the artists will share their work at public programming and at the end, donate artwork to the park and/or the Institute. Artwork will be used on the park’s website, social media, and be displayed in the theater of the visitor center.

This AiR program is supported by Capitol Reef National Park, in partnership with the Capitol Reef Natural History Association, and the Entrada Institute. Application materials must be received by October 15, 2021. For those who are interested in applying, the online application and more information is available at

For information about Capitol Reef National Park, visit, and for information about Entrada Institute, visit

Last updated: September 16, 2021

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