Artist in Residence Program

Artists in Residence inspire, engage, and connect with a new generation of artists and visitors.
Artists in Residence inspire, engage, and connect with a new generation of artists and visitors.

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We’ve expanded our Artists-in-Residence programs for 2017, now with 12 artists for 12 months. We are very excited that the National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) and the Gettysburg Foundation are supporting this expanded program which has become a model for artist residencies in all the national parks. The NPAF has already begun selecting the 2017 artists from a pool of distinguished applicants who want to broaden their art practice while spending a full month at this historic battlefield.
NPAF is looking for any sort of artist, from traditional landscapes, photographers, to performers, installations, films/video, as well as writers, poets, sound artists, and new arts media. Virtually any approach can find a place at Gettysburg -- what matters is vision and talent.

This year the NPAF has introduced programmatic themes to the residencies in order to diversify the interconnection of the arts with broader demographics inclusion. These programs will alternate with each other through 2017. The themes are:

U.S. Military Veteran Artists: During January, July and November 2017, Gettysburg’s Artists-in-Residence will be U.S. Military Veterans, bringing a unique perspective to arts in the park.
Alembic Arts (New Media): This programmatic theme speaks to many varied and mixed media including film image, technologies, augmented Realities, Virtual Realities and any and all combinations with these in themselves of combining classic art media with such "new media."

Arts Revolver: Open to any and all artistic media including cross-overs or hybrids with any of the other programmatic themes.

LiterAudiArts: NPAF’s most fascinating AiR programmatic theme focusses on many and all Linguistic, words, sounds, song and music. A few examples of this are poetry, screenplays, spoken word, environmental recordings, sound art, wall of sound experimentation.

"Artists-in-Residence are creating new connections with the Gettysburg community and with the American public," said Ed W. Clark, superintendent of Gettysburg National Military Park. "The artists are telling Gettysburg's stories in new, compelling ways that inspire people to learn more and help preserve these special places."

The program was created in cooperation with the non-profit National Parks Arts Foundation and the Gettysburg Foundation.

For information about how to apply for residencies at Gettysburg and other national parks, or to learn more about how to support arts in the parks, visit the National Parks Arts Foundation or email them at
The National Parks Arts Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the promotion of the National Parks of the U.S. by creating dynamic opportunities for artworks that are based in our natural and historic heritage. This project is supported entirely by donation and generous partnerships.

Last updated: January 19, 2017

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