Teen Artist Exploration How To Apply

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.

Submit the Isle Royale Teen Artist Online Application

Requested information includes:

  • Contact Information

  • Medium Information

  • Why do you want to be an Isle Royale Teen Artist?

  • Preferred Teen Artist Exploration Summer Session

  • Acknowledgement of Program Requirements

Submit a Letter of Recommendation

Email to isro_website@nps.gov, Subject Line: Teen Artist Application.

  • Ask a teacher, boss, or other mentor to write about why you should be an Isle Royale Teen Artist. This letter of recommendation can be given to you electronically then uploaded with your other application materials or it can be given to you in hardcopy, scanned, and then uploaded with your other application materials.

Submit Your Art

Email to isro_website@nps.gov, Subject Line: Teen Artist Application (same email as above).

  • Visual Artists: Provide 1 but no more than 6 high quality images in .jpg format of your artwork (painting, sculpture, fiber arts, etc). Label each image file with your name and its title. All image files must fit within 1 email, so be considerate of file size.
  • Writers: Provide no more than 6 short works or 1 long work in Word or PDF format. Label each file with your name and its title.

  • Composers, Musicians, Performing Artists, Video, Film: Provide no more than 6 short selections (about 6 minutes total) or 1 long selection (about 10 minutes total).

    • Upload your submission to YouTube or share an existing YouTube link (or other appropriate website link that can play the submission). Uploads may be public or private (YouTube allows private uploads that are only visible to those with whom you share the link). Email your submission link to isro_webite@nps.gov along with your other submission materials.

 

Received Applications

An email confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your required materials.

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, professional artists, and teen artists from various disciplines will select the finalists. The selection is based on artistic integrity and your statement of purpose.
Selections are made without regard to race, religion, marital status, sex, age, or national origin. The facilities being used for this program are not wheelchair accessible.

Questions along the Way

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues with you application, please feel free to contact the park.

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Last updated: March 21, 2018

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