Monday, June 14, 2010

The Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence program

The Zion National Park Artist-in-Residence program offers professional artists the opportunity to live and work in the majestic desert environment of southern Utah for a period of one month. This call for artists applies to three sessions: October 15-November 12, 2010, February 4-March 4, or April 1-29, 2010.

The works completed under this program will contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Zion National Park and should reflect the National Park Service’s mission to the preserve and protect the Park’s cultural and natural resources.

During the residency period the artist will be expected to present two public programs, tailored to an individual’s medium, interest, and experience. One will take place at Zion Nation Park and the other at Southern Utah University as part of the Art Insights program. See the application materials for more information.

At the conclusion of the residency, participating artists will donate an original piece from their residency in Zion National Park to be placed in the Park’s permanent collection.

Zion National Park will work in conjunction with faculty and staff at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT to select artists who will work in Zion for a four-week period in October/November 2010, February/March 2011, and April 2011. Selected artists will be given a rent-free, furnished park house along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, in the heart of Zion Canyon.

For complete details about this program or to download application materials, visit


All visual (painters, photographers, sculptures, etc.), performing (drama, dance, music, composers, etc.) or literary artists are welcome to apply.

How to Apply:

Download the application and contract materials from

Mail completed materials and the $35 application fee to:

Coordinator, Artist-in-Residence Program
Zion National Park
Springdale, UT 84767

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