Zion National Park Accepting Applications for Spring Artist in Residence Program
Contact: Ron Terry, 435-772-0160
Contact: Myrna Massey, 435-772-0177
Zion National Park is currently accepting applications for the Spring Artist in Residence Program. Professional writers, composers and all visual artists are invited to apply for a four-week residency starting in mid-March and an opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park.
Artists have been an important part of the national park system for over a century. Their works have had a long-standing impact on the establishment, expansion and direction of our national parks, while creating a permanent record of these treasured places. Zion National Park hopes to continue in this historic tradition by providing artists the chance to draw inspiration from the park’s sweeping landscapes and significant cultural resources. Selected artists will have the opportunity to translate this beauty into works that may bring new insights, enjoyment and understanding of this unique desert sanctuary.
Applications for the program are being accepted beginning December 1, 2008 and must be received by January 15, 2009. Notification of selection will be made by February 1, 2009. A jury of representatives from the local art community, subject matter experts and park personnel will review materials submitted. Selections will be made on the basis of merit and how a candidate’s work can advance the mission of Zion National Park and the National Park Service as well as enhance the growth of the artist’s work.
Applications and more information can be found at www.nps.gov/zion/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence.htm. Interested artists can also contact the Zion Artist in Residence Coordinator at Zion_Artist_in _Residence@nps.gov.