Grand Canyon Conservancy's Artist in Residence program hosts individual artists from around the world who wish to engage with Grand Canyon National Park and its people during a 4-8 week residency at the South Rim in Arizona. The program is designed to support artists with a well-developed body of work that engages contemporary themes, especially those tied to conservation, cultural identity, and community.
We are seeking professional artists working at a high level in their discipline who can give new insights and focus to Grand Canyon and the surrounding communities as an on-site resident artist at Grand Canyon National Park. To apply for a residency, visit Grand Canyon Conservancy's website >
2024 Application Process:
May 15 – July 31: Applications Open for 2024
August 1 – 22: Peer Review
August 27 – September 8: Final Selection Meetings
September 11 – 15: Applicants Notified for 2024
2023 Artists In Residence
2022 Artists In Residence
"Being an Artist in Residence at Grand Canyon provided so many opportunities for my work to expand. As an avid outdoors person, the easy access to backpacking and hiking in the canyon provided continuous inspiration and material for me to collect digitally."
2021 Artists In Residence
“This residency is an opportunity for me to dive into a place that is completely and overwhelmingly unknown to me in an intimate kind of way,” said Johnson. “I want a deeper understanding of this landscape, and I imagine I’ll walk away from this being more sensitive to the issues that affect Grand Canyon.” —Heather L. Johnson
Legacy Artists in Residence
Selected Artists - North Rim - 2016
Active National Park Service
Last updated: February 7, 2023