Application for either program must be postmarked no later than July 15, 2008. Notification of selected artists will be made by August 15, 2008. A panel comprised of artists, arts professionals, community representatives, National Park Service personnel, and Riverside Art Museum curatorial staff will choose the potential participants. Selections will be based on artistic merit, professional résumé, the Statement of Project/Purpose, public presentation proposal(s), and relevance to the Artist-In-Residence and Affiliate Artist programs’ mission to provide artistic and educational opportunities that promote deeper understanding of and dialogue about the natural, cultural, and historical resources of Joshua Tree National Park and the deserts of Southern California.
Selected artists must agree to donate an original piece of artwork and/or appropriate professional documentation of their writings, music, or performance within one year of the completion of their program. Artist-In- Residence participants will be expected to make at least one public presentation during their residency. Affiliate Artist participants will be expected to make at least two public presentations during their year-long program.