2020 Artist-in-Residence Application
This year, we are seeking artists who want to participate in plein air painting, drawing, or any kind of arting! They could join John Day Fossil Beds in celebrating one of two special events:
See application page for how to submit. Applications are due no later than March 1, 2020
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.
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.
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: January 31, 2020