2-3 weeks
Paid by host 

There is no cost to the artist for the residency. Full room and board is provided including a fully stocked kitchen and meals provided by host family 3-4 times per week. In addition a $500.00 stipend is provided at the end of the residency.

Paid by artist 

The artist is responsible for travel to and from the residency.

Application guidelines 

Online application.


Good Hart Artist Residency

Good Hart Artist Residency


The mission of the Good Hart Artist Residency is to connect artists and writers from around the world with the local community to inform, educate and empower people through art in the natural beauty of Northern Michigan. The residency offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists and writers. The residency provides a live/work studio space, food, a $500.00 stipend, and a quiet setting to concentrate on creative work. The residency works in partnership with several local community organizations. Please review the partners page on their website for additional information.

The resident artist is housed in a rural setting within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the village of Good Hart, along the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route. The Good Hart Artist Residency offers both a solitary experience and the option to visit studios of local artists. The resident artist connects with the community by offering open studio Saturdays. Open studio Saturdays are a chance for community members to meet the artists see their work as well as increase support and appreciation of the arts in Good Hart. Informal workshops will be offered as educational experiences for the local community.

The many local, state, county, and township parks offer inspiring landscapes and habitats that may be also be of interest. Some of these locations include: Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves, Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Elmer Johnston Nature Preserve, Goodhart Farms Nature Preserve, and Readmond Township Nature Preserve. These richly diverse habitats and the widely varying weather conditions provide dramatic content to artists interested in nature and landscape. Applicants that will draw inspiration from the setting and use environmentally friendly materials and methods are encouraged to apply.


Part of their mission is to connect the artist with the local community. They do this by facilitating collaboration with one of the local community partners. Typical projects include an artist workshop or talk during the residency. They currently have partnerships with the following organizations: Crooked Tree Arts Center, Harbor Inc, Little Traverse Nature Conservancy and the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan.

Accommodation Information 

The resident artist is housed in an apartment/studio space on a residential property owned by the host family. The apartment/studio is located above a garage and is accessible only by stairs. Note: The apartment is not handicap accessible. The apartment includes:

  • Small sitting area
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Queen size bed
  • Bedding and towels provided
  • Access to laundry facilities in the main residence
  • Mobile phone reception and internet access available but not always reliable
  • Radio reception but no television reception (TV is available to play DVDs)
  • Kitchenette: sink, microwave, small refrigerator and kitchen table
  • Basic supplies provided: miscellaneous cleaning items, shampoo, soap
  • The artist in residency apartment and property are a nonsmoking area
  • No pets are allowed
Studio Information 

Studio Space – (area in the apartment):

  • 6×11 foot studio space
  • Natural and track lighting
  • Work tables
  • Easels including a travel/field easel
  • Basic miscellaneous art supplies, drop cloth, mineral spirits, rags, waste disposal

They are currently limited to visual artists and writers due to the small studio space. The organizers have plans to develop a standalone residency and studio in the 2019 timeframe.

910 N. Lamkin Road
Harbor Springs, MI 49740
United States

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