Rocky Mountain National Park Accepting Applications For Artist In Residence

Winning applications for Rocky Mountain's artist-in-residence program will stay in the William Allen White cabin. NPS photo.

Interested in spending two weeks in Rocky Mountain National Park working on your manuscript, score, painting, or poetry? Then apply for the park's 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program.

Applications for this program are being accepted through November 15. Selected artists are provided with a creative, contemplative environment in which to generate artistic works and share their works with the public. Artistic diversity, new ideas and creative uses of media are encouraged.

Selected artists receive a two-week residency at the William Allen White cabin from June through September. Professional musicians, writers, sculptors, painters, photographers, poets and performance artists will be given equal consideration.

During their stay, artists share their vision in two public presentations. Following their residency, artists donate a fully finished work to Rocky Mountain National Park, representative of their stay. The National Park Service holds a noncommercial copyright to donated artwork.

A panel of professional artists will judge the applicant pool. Five to six artists will be selected to participate in the summer of 2013. Selections are made on the basis of the following criteria: entry materials, vision, and recognized talent as demonstrated by participation in juried shows, publications or performances.

Having begun in 1984, Rocky Mountain’s program is the longest running Artist-in-Residence program operated by the National Park Service. Interested artists may obtain more information and download an application from the park’s website.

Detailed application instructions are on the entry form. Applications must be postmarked by November 15, 2012.