Herbert Hoover National Historic Site Accepting Artist Applications for 2017 Summer Residency Program

White cottage with picket fence surrounding it
Hoover Birthplace Cottage

NPS/Patricia McInroy/2017 Artist-in-Residence

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News Release Date: December 12, 2016

Contact: Byrony Forbes, 319-643-2451

WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Herbert Hoover National Historic Site seeks artists for the national park’s 2017 Artist-in-Residence Program. This year, the park is looking for a videographer, photographer, recording artist, or any other artist who can provide content for the park’s digital media and print services (such as its website, signs, mobile app, and social media outlets). 

The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to professional American artists— writers, composers, and visual and performing artists— whose work can be inspired by the history and beauty of Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. The residency lasts eight weeks during the months of June, July, and August. Housing will be provided. For more information about the Artist-in-Residence Program and how to apply, contact Byrony Forbes at (319) 643-2541 or visit the park’s website: www.nps.gov/heho. The application period closes on Monday, January 30, 2017.

The Artist-in-Residence Program at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site promotes creative means of communicating the park's national significance and its relevance to park visitors. Artists have been part of national parks since the 1870s when famed painters played a vital role in documenting the majestic landscapes of the West. It was through their works of art that many first saw these special places in America. Today artists are working in more than 40 units of the National Park Service through Artist-in-Residence Programs. Works from past Artists-in-Residence at Herbert Hoover NHS are on display in the park’s visitor center and used in social media. 

Last year the National Park Service launched its “Find Your Park” campaign which began a two year celebration commemorating its first 100 years of preservation and service to the public. “Find Your Park” is aimed at getting people out to experience all their national parks have to offer and to share their favorite stories about National Parks. Visit www.findyourpark.com to learn more.

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum are in West Branch, Iowa at exit 254 off I-80. Both are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. For more information go online at www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.

Last updated: November 2, 2017

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