Applicants sought for artist in residency programThe North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department in cooperation with the North Dakota Council on the Arts is again offering the “Artist in Residency” program and is seeking qualified applicants to participate.
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department in cooperation with the North Dakota Council on the Arts is again offering the “Artist in Residency” program and is seeking qualified applicants to participate.
The Artist in Residency program involves three artists, each at a different state park. The weeklong events take place between June 18 and Aug. 25. Applications are available online at www.parkrec .nd.gov or by calling 701-263-4514 or emailing aschimetz@ nd.gov.
Applications are due May 30 and should be mailed to: Artist in Residency Program Coordinator — #2, Lake Metigoshe State Park, Bottineau, ND 58318.
Parks participating in the program are Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Lake Sakakawea State Park and Turtle River State Park. Participating artists can either choose a campsite with electrical service or a cabin during their stay, both of which are at no cost to the participating artists.
The program will provide the artist with materials and supplies needed to provide presentations that are free and open to the general public. Those accepted into the program need to provide personal gear, food and supplies. Each artist will be awarded a stipend upon completion of the Artist in Residency Program.
A committee will review applications and materials submitted. Selections will be made on the basis of merit and how a candidate can advance the mission of North Dakota State Parks as well as enhance the growth of each artist’s work.
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department recognizes that artists have played an important role in the history of North Dakota’s state parks and have helped define the value of protecting our natural resources. Therefore, it is our aim that the art generated through this experience will allow the public to become stewards with a deeper appreciation of artistic works inspired by North Dakota’s landscape and natural features.