Artist in Residence CaFE Site Question Previewer

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This is what the questions will look like to an applicant.

Artist's Statement
Please provide a brief statement (1000 character limit).

Explain the artistic project you would complete as the artist-in-residence. Please give specific details of how you would spend your time while in the park.

How is this project related to the park's interpretive themes and the mission of the National Park Service? Please see park themes and mission statement in the call description.

Describe your experience presenting educational programs to the general public. What ages are you comfortable working with? What venues have you presented to?

For the three required presentations during your stay, what type of programs would you like to share with the public? What audience(s) would you like to present to?

How will this experience of working on NPS lands impact you as an artist?

Resume: Please submit a resume of no more than two pages.

Select the dates that you are available for this program.

June 1 - June 26, 2020
July 6 - July 31, 2020
August 31 - September 25, 2020

Writer Submission Requirements (Literary Artists Only): A brief (maximum six pages, single-spaced, 12-point font) excerpt uploaded as a word or pdf document not to exceed 2 MB.

How does the park pick artists for this residency?
Your application will first be reviewed by park staff, looking for applicants that have projects that fit with the goals of this NPS residency. The top 50 applications will be shared with a professional artist panel. The artists will score applications, picking the top 25 applications to share with a staff panel. These Glacier NP employees will interview and choose the final 3 artists to invite this year, based on proposed projects, presentation ideas and connections with Glacier National Park’s interpretive themes.

What do I need to submit a complete application for this residency?
Make sure you have uploaded the required documents including resume, media samples, and writing sample if you are a literary artist. If you do not have the required documents uploaded as part of your application by the time the call closes, your application will be considered incomplete, and we cannot consider you for a residency.

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Glacier National Park's Artist-in-Residence Program Director will be out of the office starting November 22, returning in mid-February. There will be limited other staff to answer questions about the AiR program during this time. For questions, please contact park staff at

Can I collaborate with another artist?
Yes. Up to three artists may apply under one application if their proposed project is a collaboration of several artistic disciplines. The artists will be housed together and will need to be able to live and work in close proximity to each other. Please follow these tips for your joint application. Collaborating artists submitting one application together should create ONE PDF with resumes for each of the artists applying together, to upload to your application. In the application there is a question for collaborating artists only. Use this space to share a link for each additional artist, if you feel the limit of 4 total media samples is limiting your ability to share your collective work.

Are you collaborating with up to 2 other artists, and feel limited by being able to submit only 4 media samples for your shared application? If you would like to submit an additional link for each artist, please do so here.

Last updated: November 5, 2019

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