Artist-in-Residence Program Details:
Wanting to apply? Read below on what to include with your application!
2021 Application Deadline : January 31, 2021
What is required of the Artist during the residency:
1. Completed volunteer form.
2. Statement of Purpose - Please explain what you hope to accomplish during your residency, how you plan to use park themes in your work, and what you hope to contribute as a program and donation.
Also describe how you will:
a) use at least one of the park’s interpretive themes in your work;
b) use the stay to contribute to your artistic development; and
c) what you will contribute to benefit the park. In addition, we desire artists who want to be visible and interact with visitors. Please also include your vision of sharing your art with the public in at least one public program. (no more than one page)
3. List of desired dates - please be specific.
4. List of exhibitions and/or teaching experiences.
5. Samples of artwork (no originals) - Please send prints or digital copies of 6 images.
6. Contact information for 3 professional references
Please submit your application either by email or by hard copy using the address listed below:
ATTN: Arist in Residence Program
Residency periods are about 2 weeks long, and take place during the months of March through October. Please list date preferences for your residency as part of your application. Housing will be provided at or near the park; we can most easily accommodate artists seeking spring and fall residencies.
Art in the Parks:
Artists throughout history have evoked emotions, captured moments, and shown us the world through a myriad of mediums. They convey big ideas through a unique lens and allow us to not only soak in beauty, but gain a new perspective.
The homesteading story is big—sometimes it seems almost too big to comprehend. But art can help convey its powerful scenes, personal stories, and conceptual themes. Through our Artist-in-Residence program, we invite artists of all specialties to spend time living and working at Homestead National Monument of America. These artists channel their individual talent into one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by the homestead story and prairie environment. The opportunity to live and work at Homestead National Monument of America benefits the selected professional artist as well as those who will experience their artwork today and in the future.
Last updated: December 2, 2020