Language 
English
Duration 
2 to 4 weeks
Paid by host 

Depends on residency program.

Paid by artist 

Depends on residency program.

National Park Service

National Park Service

Description 

The National Park Service is one of the United States' leading agencies for history and culture. In addition to preserving important historic sites within national park boundaries, the National Park Service works beyond those boundaries to ensure that everyone's history is saved. Roughly 60% of the 397 park areas administered by the National Park Service have been set aside as symbols and evidence of our history and prehistory.

Artists have created art in national parks since the late 19th century when famed Hudson River School painters captured the majestic views of our nation's western parks. Today, the sights and sounds in national parks continue to inspire artists in more than 50 residency programs across the country.

Whether staying in a remote wilderness cabin at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska or contemplating history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in Iowa or working in a contemporary studio overlooking the stone-lined fields at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, these programs provide artists with unique opportunities to create works of art in varied natural and cultural settings. 

There are programs for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2 to 4 weeks in length and most include lodging. Often artists are invited to participate in park programs by sharing their art with the public. 

Each park in this directory has its own application process and timeline, so please look up the individual residencies in our database or visit the park's website for further information. Here you will find an interactive map listing all residencies in parks connected to the NPS.

Address: 
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
United States
Telephone 
202 208-6843

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