Artist Reid Psaltis sits near his artwork of a sculpted dog in an exhibit drawer.
Reid Psaltis, one of the 2019 Artists-in-Residence, sits near his artwork of a sculpted dog.

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Artist-in-Residence Application

We are not accepting applications for 2024. Please watch this page for application updates in 2025.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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 based on the project and the time they need to work on it. For the projects focused on this year, the ideal length is between five days to two weeks.

What is provided by the National Park Service?

Reimbursement for supplies only 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 receipts are required for reimbursement. Reimbursements are available to US citizens and permanent residents only. No lodging will be reimbursed.

What is provided by the artist?

The artist handles 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 for 2024. Please watch this page for application updates in 2025.

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. Finalists may be asked to supply additional information or artwork examples. Special consideration will be given to artists that create works that also fill a park need. These needs include photographs of visitors using the monument to be used in publications, exhibit work (this may include collaboration with other artists), graphic design work for interpretive handouts and/or our webpage, and assistance casting, molding, and/or painting fossil replicas in our laboratory.

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, who may elect to use the art in items for sale in the bookstore.

Last updated: April 18, 2024

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