Did you even know that the National Park System in the United States has an Artist-In-Residence program?
I’ve been keeping my eye on this program for a few years now. Applied once, was a finalist, but didn’t actually get the residency. But that’s not going to stop me from applying again.
They are currently accepting applications for the residencies in Hawai’i that come with a sweet house that sits just outside the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and a $2000 stipend. There are a number of residencies available for 2021. The application notes that artists must be prepared for cancellation of the residency due to volcanic activity.
Another residency with a deadline coming up soon is the Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida. This one comes with a LIGHTHOUSE and a $2000 stipend. This residency stipulates that because of the remote and isolated location of the park, there must be two people included in the application – “either artist couples, or two artists who are willing to tolerate each other for the duration.”
A few of the deadlines are up later in February.
Here is a list of current open residencies: National Parks Foundation
You can submit your applications on Submittable.com