Frequently asked questions about the Artist in Residence Program at John Day Fossil Beds:
How long are residencies and when are they available?
There is no defined length and timing of each residency; it is decided on a case-by-case basis with the selected artist.
What is provided by the National Park Service?
Housing is arranged for artists in local (furnished) rental units when available. Reimbursement for rent and supplies used during residency (such as paint, canvases, pencils, notepads, clay, plaster, other raw materials, etc.) may be available up to a pre-determined amount. This amount is decided on a case-by-case basis as the residency is being arranged. Itemized receipt's are required for reimbursement.
What is provided by the artist?
The artist is responsible for arranging transportation to, from, and within the area. The artist will be responsible for arranging their own meals. The artist will bring all the required materials for work with them. There are no art supply stores within the area.
When is the application deadline?
We are not accepting applications at this time. You can email-us to be placed on our e-mail list.
How are artists selected?
A panel of at least three park employees will be convened to review applications. A representative of Discover Your Northwest (DYNW) may also be part of the panel. Special consideration will be given to artists that create works that also fill a park need. Finalists may be asked to supply additional information or artwork examples.
Who owns the right to artwork created during a residency?
The artist retains the copyright for their work. They will grant perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive use licenses for artwork from their residency in the monument to the National Park Service and Discover Your Northwest.