Denali National Park and Preserve (AK), National Open Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence 2019

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Denali National Park and Preserve (AK), National Open Call for Applicants: Artist-in-Residence 2019

For Visual Artists, Writers, Composers

Deadline: September 30th, 2018

From their call: Denali is seeking a diverse suite of voices to help share the unique story and important messages of Denali through art. This year we are asking applicants to focus on the theme “Staying Safe with Wildlife.”  Alaska Native artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Artist-in-Residence program is dedicated to exploring new ways for visitors to experience Denali. From hundreds of competitive applications each year, about a half-dozen accomplished artists, writers, and composers are invited by the park superintendent to spend ten days in Denali at their own expense the following summer. Visits include a permit for limited access along the Denali Park Road and time alone at a historic ranger patrol cabin.

Each participant volunteers to lead a public outreach activity with visitors and may choose to donate a finished work to the program collection. Artists are challenged to create works for visitors that convey a fresh and innovative perspective of Denali drawn from direct experience. With the welcome addition of several year-round gallery spaces beyond park boundaries, more of these donated works enjoy a larger life in the public eye. Our digital gallery is enjoyed by many who visit us by website long before or after their actual trip in the park. Although digital and performance based donations are preferred, physical peices may be donated if approved in advance and meet these specific guidelines.

Each participant volunteers to lead a public outreach activity with visitors and to donate a finished work to the program collection. Artists are challenged to create works for visitors that convey a fresh and innovative perspective of Denali drawn from direct experience. With the welcome addition of several year-round gallery spaces beyond park boundaries, more of these donated works enjoy a larger life in the public eye.

Costs of program operations and collateral-duty staffing are supported by visitor entry fees. Costs of supplies for free outreach activities are provided by Alaska Geographic with funds derived from purchases at park bookstores.

Eligibility: The program seeks qualified and accomplished artists, writers, and composers with demonstrated achievement in creating pieces that are both high in artistic merit and accessible for general audiences. Alaska Natives and American Indians are strongly encouraged to apply. Please feel welcome to mention your tribal or ANCSA corporation affiliation in essay responses.

All residents must provide their own transportation to and from the park, as well as any supplies, provisions, clothing, and outdoor gear for the duration of their stay. No stipend is provided. Each resident may bring one adult guest to stay within accommodations, provided they arrive together. Residents must have a valid driver’s license and be willing and able to drive according to prescribed “Rules of the Road.

 

Link to more detailed information and entry via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5506

Website link: https://www.nps.gov/dena/getinvolved/arts-program-about.htm

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