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Through the end of January the Artist-in-Residence program at Homestead National Monument of America is accepting applications for the 2016 season. Professional artists (fine art painters, sculptors, fine art photographers, performers, writers, video/filmmakers, composers, etc.) are invited to spend a period of time working on their artwork and living in park housing. These artists channel their individual talent into one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by the homestead story and park environment. The opportunity to live and work at Homestead National Monument of America benefits the selected artist as well as those who will experience their artwork today and in the future.
This will be the eighth year for the program at Homestead. Artists over the last few years have ranged from classic painters and origami paper artists, to video gamers and playwrights. "In this Centennial year of the National Park Service we are seeking applicants to partner with us in exploring our homesteading themes, but also NPS Centennial themes of connecting the next generation to national parks," state Superintendent Mark Engler.
We welcome artists of any medium, such as visual and performing artists, composers, and writers. Residency periods are about 2 weeks long, and take place during the months of March through October. Housing will be provided at or near the park;we can most easily accommodate artists seeking spring and fall residencies. Visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2016. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM), Facebook (HomesteadNM), and Instagram (HomesteadNPS).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska and 45 miles south of Lincoln. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.on weekends. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/