The Application Deadline: January 2 - 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 online application 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 a Letter of Recommendation
Ask a teacher, boss, or mentor to write about why you should be an Isle Royale Teen Artist.
Submit the Isle Royale Teen Artist Online Application
Requested information includes:
Submit Your Essay
Write an essay (no more than 1 page) about Why do you want to be an Isle Royale Teen Artist?
Submit Your Art
Email Your Artwork, Essay, and Recommendation
In one email, send all of the following items in one Word or PDF document to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 will select the finalists. The selection is based on artistic integrity, creativity, your letter of recommendation, and your Why Do You Want To Be a Teen Artist Essay. Selections are made without regard to race, religion, gender, marital status, sex, age, or national origin. The facilities being used for this program are not wheelchair accessible.
Questions along the Way
Last updated: January 17, 2023