Good Hart Artist Residency
The Good Hart Artist Residency located in Good Hart, Michigan offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists, writers, and composers/songwriters. The residency provides full room and board including a newly completed residency building with a 24-foot x 14-foot detached studio, a fully stocked kitchen with several meals provided by host family each week, a $500.00 stipend, and quiet, natural surroundings to concentrate on creative work. The resident artist is housed in a rural area 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 a solitary experience by hosting one resident at a time.
The Good Hart Artist Residency works in partnership with several local nonprofit organizations to connect visiting artists, writers and composers/songwriters with the community in the Emmet County area. In applying to the program, most artists and writers are asked to collaborate with a local nonprofit organization to provide some type of educational event or to exhibit their work. Please review the partners page on their website for additional information. Visual artists also participate in an open studio event held 10 am to 2 pm on one Saturday during their stay. These Open Studio Saturdays connect artists to the Good Hart community by inviting local residents to experience their work.
The many local, state, county, and township parks in the area offer inspiring landscapes and habitats. 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 for artists and writers. Applicants who 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, Harbor Springs Festival of the Book, Big Water Creative Arts, and Springfed Arts.
Detached Studio Space:
- approximately 14 by 24-foot studio space,
- 10 by 10-foot outdoor covered porch
- 9 by 8-foot studio hydraulic lift door
- workbench with basic tools
- bathroom/storage area
- natural and track lighting
- easels including a travel/field easel
- basic miscellaneous art supplies, drop cloth, mineral spirits, rags, waste disposal
- high-speed WiFi internet
Residents are housed at 910 N. Lamkin Rd in Good Hart, Michigan. The house is a one-bedroom contemporary space with beach access to Lake Michigan a short walk away.
- Main floor master bedroom with queen size bed, dressers and a desk
- Main floor full bath with roll in shower.
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Washer and dryer on the main floor
- Main floor living room with a futon
- Concrete floors on the main floor with in-floor heating
- Open upstairs loft with a reading area and queen size sleeper sofa
- Half bath in the loft
- Covered porch entry with ramped access
- Patio with small grill
- Outdoor firepit and outdoor furniture
- No television
- high-speed WiFi internet