This program is for serious professionals who care deeply about North Dakota’s State Parks, with a desire to contribute to and benefit from them while providing park visitors additional opportunities to connect with art and the outdoors.
The deadline to apply is April 24, 2020.
• Turtle River State Park (Arvilla, ND) July 12-19, 2020
• Lewis & Clark State Park (Epping, ND) August 2-9, 2020
• Cross Ranch State Park (Center, ND) February 7-17, 2021
• The opportunity to stay and work within one of three North Dakota State Parks for 7-10 days • $1,750-$2,250 stipend awarded upon completion of residency; stipend based upon length of residency • Full-service/semi-primitive cabin or camping will be provided to the artists during residency • Overall promotion via social media, event posters and press releases
• Artist must provide a minimum of two onsite presentations, on the weekend. One presentation must be a hands-on workshop open to all ages exploring your artistic skills, methods and/or tools. The other may be a lecture, exhibition or creative walk. Cost of art supplies is factored into stipend.
• Artist must donate a piece of art representing their style and residency to the State Park, granting NDPRD the right to reproduce the work. If a literary work is produced, NDPRD requires a one-time publication right to the portion of the work produced during the residency. If performance based, a video of finished work will be submitted to NDPRD. In all cases, these artworks must be properly credited.
• Within the application, artist must provide an artist’s statement, samples of artwork relating to this type of residency, a narrative outlining goals for their presentations and illustrate how donated artwork connects to the North Dakota State Park(s) to which the artist is applying.
• Artist is required to stay onsite the full term of the residency, either in provided park lodging or at a park campsite.
• Artist must complete an evaluation of the program upon completion of the residency.
• Preference may be given to those who have not previously participated in the program.
Please submit applications via email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before April 24, 2020. Email submittal is preferred, but applications submitted via postal mail will be accepted if they are postmarked on or before April 24, 2020.
Selected candidates will be notified by phone or email by May 8, 2020.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.