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Boston Harbor Islands National Park: 2018 Call for Artists

Boston Harbor Islands National Park: 2018 Call for Artists: Overview and FAQs

[Re]creation art initiatives create platforms for artists to interpret the unique elements that comprise Boston Harbor National Park, so that the artists in turn may engage new audiences through creating place-based artwork that offers innovative educational and recreational opportunities for the public.


2018 Boston Harborwalk Artist in Residence

2018 Boston Harbor Islands Artist in Residence

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2017 Tallgrass Prairie applications now being accepted

Tallgrass is a residency program inspired by prairie & place with a goal of spreading awareness of the prairie as an ecosystem worth protecting. They do this by inviting artists from diverse prairie communities to contribute their voices to a conversation about place. The Tallgrass Artist Residency will invite 8-10 artists to participate in two-week residency periods between April 17 and September 22, 2017, as well as a group exhibition and artist talks on September 23, 2017. Deadline for applications is March 1. More information | Application

The Tallgrass chat forum is here

@lisagrossman served last year if you’d like to ask her about it.

Show in 2017

Hello everyone, I’m looking to publish a show in 2017.  It would be similar to Kristin’s show, but past the centennial, and on Cape Cod. Originally it was going to be all artwork from Petrified Forest, but the director wants…

This from Barbara Lydon, USFS Wilderness Ranger (@blydon) Greetings! Just a quick reminder that applications for this summer’s Voices of the Wilderness artist residencies are due by 11:59 pm Alaska time March 1, 2016-about 2 weeks away. Due to budget…

Call to artists for a very cool Western experience!

From the Signal Fire Website: Signal Fire announces a call to artists of all disciplines, as well as activists, curators and researchers for Unwalking the West, our 8th year of retreats and residencies on the public lands of the American…

Now accepting applications – Mesa Verde 2016 Artist in Residence

Mesa Verde’s 2015 Artist in Residence year was quite a success, with Jerry Fleury – photographer, David Arkenstone – musician wanting to create a symphonic piece to Mesa Verde, Milt Beens – plein air oil painting, Lisa Skyhorse – leather/saddle…

A new residency program

tallgrassThe goal of this residency program is to spread awareness of the prairie as an ecosystem worth protecting by inviting artists from diverse communities to contribute their voices to a conversation about place. Artists will be chosen from communities located in what has historically been typified as prairie, to participate in a series of 2-week long residency periods, culminating in a group exhibition in Fall 2016. Ideal applicants will have a strong body of work with a voice that reflects the artist’s own community; a dedication to place. More information at

National Parks Now design competition

National Parks Now is a competition inviting multidisciplinary teams of young professionals to develop strategies for reshaping the national parks visitor experience. As examples of the broadly multidisciplinary partnerships teams are encouraged to form, we imagine the following creative combinations:…