Artist-in-Residence Program

Immerse yourself in art. Take the time and focus you need to advance your art. Visual artists apply for one month residencies in all media and diverse artistic points of view from traditional to experimental.
Artist painting in front of the Burlingham House
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Artists-in-Residence work in a modern art studio right next to their residence at Weir Farm National Historical Park.


About the Program

The Artist-in-Residence Program selects ten artists a year to live and work in the park. One of over 50 programs throughout the National Park Service, the residency at Weir Farm National Historical Park offers artists an opportunity to live and work in a national park, and to be inspired to create. Visual artists apply for one month residencies in all media, representing diverse artistic points of view from traditional to experimental.

The Weir Farm Art Alliance (formerly the Weir Farm Trust) manages the Arist-in-Residence Program at the park through a five-year renewable cooperative agreement, providing logistical and financial support and program publicity. To date, more than 200 artists from throughout the U.S., as well as Tunisia, Germany, Australia, England, India, Ireland, South Africa and The Netherlands have participated.

To Apply

Visit the Weir Farm Art Alliance website at to learn more about the current artist, view work from past artists, exlpore more details about the residency program and apply to be an Artist-in-Residence. For more information, please contact the Weir Farm Art Aliance directly.


Art Programs Throughout the National Park Service

A-I-R Program

Artist-in-Residence Programs in the National Park Service

Weir Farm National Historic Site and Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site initiated a project to better understand the current status and opportunities of National Park Service Artist-in-Residence programs. Both parks are dedicated to visual artists with active Artist-in-Residence programs.

Interested in working in national parks across the country? The National Park Service maintains a nationwide listing of Artist-in-Residence programs.

Last updated: March 24, 2022

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