Volunteerism & Public Programs
Artists participating in this program are considered volunteers for the National Park Service. Artists are required to present two 45 minute public programs during their residency and one school program following their residency. These programs should be tied to the work the artist performs during the residency. Programs may be a demonstration, talk, or a performance.
Because of the Capulin Volcano's strong commitment to education and outreach into our rural school districts, all artists are required to present at least one program at a school of their choosing to introduce students to an aspect of art and its interpretation of their national parks.
How to Apply
Artists must submit application materials and art samples exactly as indicated on the entry form. Insufficient, or excess materials, are causes for application rejection, as is an artist's proposed use of a work already in progress as a residency project.
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Entries are accepted for the 2013 Program with postmarks dated November 15 through December 31, 2012. Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be considered.
Notifications will be made to finalists by February 1, 2013.
The Selection Process
A panel of professionals consisting of representatives from the National Park Service and established artists will be convened in March each year to review submissions and select resident artists. Selections will be based on artistic merit, ability to interpret the natural and cultural landscape of New Mexico, willingness to donate a finished piece of work inspired during the stay, and the artist's ability to relate to the public and school age children through their work. Artists will be notified by February 1.
Capulin Volcano National Monument's Artist-In-Residence Program is managed by the Division of Interpretation. The works completed under this program contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of our national parks and create a legacy preserved for future generations. For more information on this program or other opportunities to volunteer contact the park by email or by phone at (575) 278-2201.