How To Apply

Woman sewing at a table covered in fabric scraps
Artist Elaine Philips during her 2013 residence at Onion Portage

NPS Photos/Paul Stolen


The Artist-in-Residence program is open to artists in all mediums: visual (two and three dimensional, photographers, sculptors, painters), audio (musicians, singers, composers), film (video/filmmakers), and writers (poets, fiction, essays, storytellers).

If you're interested in applying, contact Kobuk Valley National Park directly at (907) 442-3890 or by email, or apply through the Voices of the Wilderness Artist-in-Residence program.

Artists will be asked to donate a piece of original artwork that is representative of their experience in the park within a year of their stay. They will also be asked to lead a community talk or workshop in Kotzebue, Alaska.

Applicants are required to have at least some backcountry experience. Please specify your experience in your application.

Last updated: November 5, 2020

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