The School of the Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno is pleased to announce the first Great Basin National Park Foundation-University of Nevada, Reno Artist-in-Residence Program, open to artists living in the Nevada/Utah Great Basin region. The two-to-four-week residency, occurring between June and September 2021, is open to visual artists, literary artists, musicians and other creative activity media artists (performance, theatre, dance, composers, etc.) The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021.
This artist-in-residence program invites artists to reside within the park, which is located in eastern Nevada near the Utah border, to be inspired by and create works of art in the unique natural and cultural settings of Great Basin National Park. Artists will be surrounded by the natural beauty of the park from the 13,063-foot summit of Wheeler Peak to the depths of Lehman Caves.
“The park offers the solitude of the wilderness and provides expansive and renowned dark-sky stargazing,” Tamara Scronce, director of the University’s School of the Arts, said. “The sights, sounds and textures of the environment, along with uninterrupted time, offer a respite from typical daily life and provide inspiration for creative work.”
The artist-in-residence will present at least one public program in the park during their residency. The public program will be available to park visitors and the general public and will be interactive in nature. Upon returning home from the residency, the artist will present and engage in one public outreach program in their own community to share Great Basin National Park and the residency program outside of the park.
The artist-in-residence will also donate to the Great Basin National Park Foundation an original piece of artwork and/or professional documentation of writings, music or performance created during the residency.
Shortly after the submission deadline of March 15, the selection of the 2021 Artist-in-Residence will be announced in April 2021.
For additional information and application guidelines, contact Tamara Scronce by phone at 775-784-1733.