Application Deadline: February 16
Each year, the application period is open January 2 through February 16. To be considered, all application materials must be received through the two step process by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date:
The Application Process
The Isle Royale Artist-in-Residence program is for established artists working in a defined medium which can be explored through the lens of Isle Royale's wilderness.
In a given year, we receive approximately 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 artistic 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 your application, please feel free to contact the park.
Last updated: February 26, 2024