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Great Basin National Park launches a new Great Basin regional Artist-in-Residence program

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Date: February 8, 2021

Great Basin National Park is pleased to announce that a new partnership between the Great Basin National Park Foundation and the University of Nevada, Reno art department is facilitating the launch of a new regional Artist-in-Residence program at the Park.

For over a century, artists have played an important role in the formation, preservation, and interpretation of our national parks by producing art inspired by national park landscapes, stories, and histories. The interpretation of the landscape through various forms of artistic media helps to connect people far and wide to our national park landscapes.

In this residency, selected artists will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the park, from the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak to the depths of Lehman Caves. Great Basin offers the solitude of the wilderness and provides expansive and renowned dark-sky stargazing. The sights, sounds, and textures of the environment, along with uninterrupted time away from daily life, will offer a respite and provide inspiration for creative work in this unique camping residency.

The chosen artist, who may be a visual, literary, musical, or other creative media artist (performance, theatre, dance, composers, etc.) will be offered camping equipment and a campsite at the park for a 2-4 week-long residency. In return the artist will do a public program in the park and upon returning home, in their local community. Artists will share their unique inspirations and newly informed perspectives to audiences within and beyond the park boundaries.

The application deadline is March 15th, 2021 and the selection of the 2021 GBNPF-UNR Artist-in-Residence will be announced in April 2021. For additional information and application guidelines, please contact Tamara Scronce, Director, School of the Arts, at the University of Nevada, Reno by email, or by phone at (775) 784-1733.
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Last updated: February 6, 2021

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