Mesa Verde Artist-In-Residence Program

Mesa Verde National Park is proud to announce the 2020 Artist in Residence (AIR) Program. Applications for the 2020 season are accepted beginning November 1, 2019 through December 27, 2019.

The Artist in Residence Program offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being surrounded by the inspiring ancient architecture of the Ancestral Pueblo people and the sweeping natural landscape of the park. The park provides a historic, rustic residence to selected participants for five, two-week periods:

  • Monday May 4 through Saturday May 16
  • Monday May 18 through Saturday May 30
  • Monday August 31 through Saturday September 12
  • Monday September 14 through September 26

All participants will be required to attend a short orientation session before being allowed to enter backcountry areas. Also, participants will be required to be a National Park Service "Volunteer-In-Park" (VIP) during their residency. No stipend is provided. Participants in the Artist-In-Residence program will find the cabin fully furnished including linens and kitchenware. In return, participating artists are asked to donate to the park an original piece of work from, and representative of, their residency in Mesa Verde National Park. They will also present two public programs during their residency. One will be in the park and one will be offered in local communities or schools.

Applications for the 2020 season are accepted beginning November 1, 2019 through December 27, 2019. All applications and fees must go through Mesa Verde Museum Association. No third party applications or fees are accepted. Fees are payable by check in U.S. dollars. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, December 27, 2019 AND received no later than Friday, January 3, 2020. Please allow adequate time for shipping. For additional details on the program and information on how to apply, download the Mesa Verde Artist-In-Residence brochure (pdf, 1.25 mb)

For further information about this exciting program, please contact the Mesa Verde Museum Association's administrative staff at:

Last updated: October 17, 2019

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