Be an Oregon Caves Artist-in-Residence
The Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve invites established artists to pursue their particular art form surrounded by the beauty of the Siskiyou Mountains and the unique environs of the park. Artists are provided housing in the rustic Oregon Caves Chalet to live and to work on projects. Writers, sculptors, photographers, painters, cinematographers, musicians, sculptors, and composers are invited to apply for this opportunity to draw upon the many aspects of the park for inspiration.
Goals of the Artist-In-Residence Program:
We look to the artist to capture some aspect of the park’s unique beauty with high quality art that interprets the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve experience. The intent is for the artist to translate the park’s purpose as a place of pleasure and preservation through creations that bring enjoyment and a deeper understanding of national parks for the public.
The artist would be housed in a rustic apartment within an historic three-story structure built in 1948. The apartment is on the third floor. It features a small living room, bedroom, and bathroom. A communal kitchen is located on the second floor. Much of the building serves as a dorm and workspace for seasonal ranger staff. The ground floor is the Oregon Caves Visitor Center. To help with living expenses the artist may receive up to $150 per week to cover cost of living.
Eligibility and Selection Process:
The Artist-in-Residence program is open to both established and emerging artists, including writers, composers, sculptors and visual artists. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older. A committee of park staff will review application materials. All projects must abide by National Park Service policies.
Residence is available April 2 through November 2. Artists are invited to stay up to four weeks.
Expectations of the Artist:
In return for their stay and a small stipend, the artist is asked to provide high quality digital Images of work within one year of the residency and the right to use those digital images in park media and presentations for education, outreach and marketing activities. The artist’s name will be cited in any use. Also, present a public educational program within the park during their residency and/or participate in other activities as agreed upon mutually with park staff. Artists are encouraged to showcase their work. Artists are not required to donate work to the park or to park partners. Should they choose to, the park cannot guarantee that the work will be displayed or stored in park facilities.
How to Apply:
The application period for the Fall 2018 Oregon Caves Artist-in-Residence program is now open! Entries will be accepted with postmarks dated no later than June 15, 2018.
Please provide the following application materials:
Last updated: May 4, 2018