Sleeping Bear Dunes Artist Residency

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Deadline: Ongoing

The Artist-in-Residence program is open to professional American writers, composers and visual artists, whose work can be influenced and enhanced by this superb Michigan scene. It provides resident artists the opportunity to capture the moods of Sleeping Bear Dunes in their particular media. The program provides rent-free use of either a campsite, or house. Two 3-week residencies are available: one in September and one in October. The artist is asked to donate an original piece of work (that has been framed or mounted), representative of their media, produced during the residency, and to contribute to the advancement of the park’s mission. This is done by sharing knowledge with the public during the final week of the residency through a demonstration, reading, slide talk, etc. In addition, the artist must be willing to interact with park visitors when contacts are made in the field while working. Donated works will be displayed in the park or shared with the public through other appropriate means and these works will characterize the Lakeshore for present and future generations. Offering the public an opportunity to experience our national heritage through the eyes, ears, and talents of the contributing artists fulfills one of the program’s main purposes.

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