The Application Deadline
Each year, the application period is open January 2 through February 16. To be considered, all application materials must be received through the online submission process by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date.
The Application Process
We consider all forms of art except those that manipulate or disturb the park's environment.
Combine the following 4 requirements into one organized Word or PDF document. Visual Artists and Writers please include your samples of work (see below) in this one document. Email the required document to: email@example.com.
Submit your Samples of Recent Work
Fill out and submit the Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence Online Application which asks for:
In a given year, we receive somewhere between 50-150 applications for 3-4 residency spots. Competition is high. Please review the application process thoroughly. Applicants who fail to submit all requirements will be ineligible for selection.
The Selection Process
All applicants will be notified no later than May 1 whether they were selected for the upcoming summer residency.
A jury composed of a park representative and professionals from various disciplines will select the finalists. The selection is based on artistic integrity, a statement of purpose, ability to reside in a wilderness environment, willingness to donate a finished piece of work inspired on the island, and ability to relate to and interpret the park.
Failure to Submit Required Materials
Please refer to the application procedure when preparing your application. The sole submission of a resume is insufficient. Proper scoring of each application can only take place if all required information is submitted. Applicants who fail to submit all requirements will be ineligible for selection.
Questions along the Way
If you have any questions, concerns, or issues with you application, please feel free to contact the park.
Last updated: April 10, 2020