Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence program offers professional writers, composers, musicians, two and three-dimensional visual artists, photographers, filmmakers, digital artists, and artisans of all types the opportunity to pursue their art in a premier wilderness setting; Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

The artist accompanies park staff on a backcountry patrol. Patrols may accommodate the artist to a certain extent, but artists must be both physically fit enough to attempt such a journey and possess the skills and experience for extended, rigorous wilderness travel. Each year there is one Artist in Residence Patrol of 10 to 14 days. Residencies usually take place during the summer from July to Sept.

Collaborative projects are encouraged as are programs that coordinate with local schools and organizations.

Due to COVID-19, Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve will NOT be accepting applications for a 2021 Artist in Residence program.


To apply, artists must go to the Call For Entry website and set up a login profile.
From there artists can find the call and apply for the program through December 31.

View the 2019 Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve Artist In Residence Program Call for Artists Application

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Selection Process

Resident Artists

For more information on the Artist in Residence program, e-mail Gates of the Arctic or call (907) 455-0641.

Last updated: August 3, 2020

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