25/01/2016 - 05/02/2016

 

The Fire Island National Seashore Artist-in-Residence Program honors the longstanding tradition of art in the national parks and on Fire Island by facilitating artists to create relevant place and story based work that brings a broader understanding of the unique elements that comprise Fire Island. The goals of this program are to provide creative and educational opportunities for artists of all disciplines to explore the qualities of the natural environment, culture, and/or history of Fire Island, and to support the mission of the NPS to promote the conservation and preservation of the park.

 

Acommodations :

Artists accepted into the program will be based in national park housing located at Watch Hill on Fire Island. The house is fully furnished and is accessible by ferry or boat only. Artists must provide and transport groceries and personal amenities. Artists should be in reasonably good health and expect solitude, damp conditions, and be prepared for insects, including ticks and mosquitoes.

Two-week residencies will be held during the period of late May to approximately June 25 of each calendar year, and early September through mid-October.

How to apply :
Artists must submit application information and materials as instructed in the application. The deadline for application is February 5 of each calendar year. A panel of professionals from diverse artistic disciplines and National Park Service representation will review applicants for acceptance into the program.

For more information and application instructions, please see the information and application packet or email e-mail us.

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