Artist-in-Residence Program

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A natural wonder, Denali has a history of inspiring literature, art and music. Join this journey through a transformative landscape.


The Artist-in-Residence program is dedicated to exploring new ways for visitors to experience Denali. From hundreds of competitive applications each year, about a half-dozen accomplished artists, writers, and composers are invited to spend time at a historic cabin in Denali at their own expense the following summer. 

During their residency, each participant is required to lead a public outreach activity with visitors. Visitors enjoy sharing hands on activities and time with our artists, and in turn find unique ways to connect with Denali on a more personal level.

Artists may choose to donate finished work to the park. However, due to lack of appropriate storage and display locations, the park prefers digital and performance-based donations. Artists are challenged to create artwork or activities for visitors that offer a fresh and innovative perspective drawn from their own experience.


Last updated: July 27, 2023

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PO Box 9
Denali Park, AK 99755


907 683-9532
A ranger is available 9 am to 4 pm daily (except on major holidays). If you reach the voicemail, please leave a message and we'll call you back as soon as we finish with the previous caller.

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