The Artist-in-Residence Program offers professional writers, composers, and all visual/performing artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park. The program is intended for artists working in a variety of mediums. One or more artists may be selected each year for our residency program. Professional two-dimensional visual artists, sculptors, musicians, writers, crafts persons, and photographers are encouraged to apply.
Interested in applying?
Selection is based on artistic merit as demonstrated by the examples submitted, the ideas expressed in the statement of purpose, and the willingness to accept the conditions of the national park residency opportunity.
Artistic quality and merit of the work submitted.
Opportunities for Public Enjoyment
The artist’s proposed plans to “give back” to the park and community. Presentations that involve audience participation are preferred.
National Park Service (NPS) Mission and Primary Interpretive Themes
Artists’ proposals should be site specific to Guadalupe Mountains National Park, support the park’s interpretive themes, and focus on issues such as ecology, the environment, conservation, historic and/or cultural topics, and other themes relevant to the park.
National Park Service Mission
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
Primary Interpretive Themes
Statement of Intent
The quality of the artist’s Statement of Intent including the importance of the Guadalupe Mountains National Park experience to the artist’s work.
For consideration, applications for each seasonal residency must be received by the park on or before the following deadlines. Please email the park to begin the application process or for any questions related to the program.
Application Deadline: November 2, 2022.
Residency Period: mid-April through mid-May
Application Deadline: February 2, 2023
Residency Period: July
Emerging artists (less than 5 years professional experience) will receive priority consideration for this period.
Application Deadline: April 2, 2023
Residency Period: mid-October to mid-November
Last updated: July 5, 2022