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Shenandoah National Park Artist-in-Residence Program



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Entry Fee (Shenandoah National Park Artist in Residence Program): $10.00

Shenandoah National Park's Artist-in-Residence program offers professional artists an opportunity to live and work in this exceptional environment for three weeks. The works completed during the program will serve, through the creativity of the selected artists, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Shenandoah National Park. The Park's Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a generous donation from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

Benefit to the Artists
This program provides the artist with uninterrupted time to pursue their own body of work and also the opportunity to engage and inspire the public through outreach. The artist has the opportunity to create works that promote an understanding of the need to preserve our national parks.

The artist will be housed in a furnished residence either in Shenandoah National Park or adjacent to the park. The housing is only for the artists. Family members, friends and significant others may not stay in the housing.

Professional artists including writers, composers, craftsmen, painters, photographers, storytellers, and videographers are encouraged to apply. Our goal is for these artists to seek and share their artistic inspiration as they explore and experience Shenandoah National Park.

Because of Shenandoah National Park's strong commitment to education the artist-in-residence will be required to present at least one public program during their residency. The Artist-in-Residence program also requires the selected artist to donate an original piece of art, representative of the artist's style and reflecting the artist's residency within six months of the artist's stay. Artists must provide their own supplies during their residency.

Dates for the Residency
July 9-30, 2018
August 6-27, 2018
October 8-29, 2018

Mission of the National Park Service:
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.


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