Applications open for Great Basin National Park Foundation-University of Nevada, Reno Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline to apply for artist camping residency is March 15

Landscape of Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park. Photo credit: Austin Pratt

Applications open for Great Basin National Park Foundation-University of Nevada, Reno Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline to apply for artist camping residency is March 15

Great Basin National Park. Photo credit: Austin Pratt

Landscape of Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park. Photo credit: Austin Pratt

Applications are now open for the second annual Great Basin National Park Foundation-University of Nevada, Reno Artist-in-Residence Program. The unique camping residency is open to artists living in the Nevada/Utah/Great Basin region. The two-to-four-week program, occurs between June and September. Artists of any medium including, visual, literary, music, performance, theatre, dance, composition, etc. are welcome to apply.

This artist-in-residence program invites artists to reside within the park 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. 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 be provided a $500 honorarium and will present at least one public program in the park during their residency.

Upon returning home from the residency, the artist will present/engage in one public outreach program in their own community to share Great Basin National Park and the residency program with audiences beyond the park borders. Artists-in-Residence will be asked to provide a digital portfolio of visual art, writing, music, or performance created during the residency for the residency archive and for use in future Great Basin National Park Foundation and University of Nevada, Reno publicity.

The deadline for submission is March 15. The selection of the 2022 Artist-in-Residence will be announced in early April.

For additional information and application guidelines, visit the School of the Arts, or email School of the Arts Director, Tamara Scronce.

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