The Hiawatha artist in residence program is a program connecting communities and artists through the Hiawatha National Forest. This residency program is designed to connect artists with the Hiawatha National Forest and the surrounding communities. The program places professional working artists in various disciplines, media, and styles in remote forest facilities (cabins, camps, cottages) for up to two weeks. Some of the facilities are very primitive offering solitude and reflection; others are more modern in rural settings. In either case, the facilities provide easy access to some of the most spectacular scenery with in the Forest. Following the two-week stay artists will be asked to host a public presentation/workshop related to his or her residency experience.
The Hiawatha National Forest is the only National Forest with shore along three of the Great Lakes. It’s a place of rugged cliffs, expansive beaches, numerous inland lakes, and vast forest.