Bandelier Issues Call For 2015 Artist In Residence Program

Photographers and other artists can apply to be an Artist in Residence at Bandelier National Monument. NPS Photo

BANDELIER News:

Bandelier National Monument is announcing an opportunity for artists to apply for this year’s Artist in Residence Program at the park. 

Artists may be writers, composers, performing (storytellers, dancers, etc.), multi-disciplinary, or visual (photographers, sculptors, painters, etc.), artists. There is no application fee and no stipend. 

The successful applicants can spend up to a month living in park housing and pursuing their artistic discipline in Bandelier’s inspiring and stimulating environment. They will be required to give programs for the public during the residency period, and donate an original piece of their work to Bandelier. 

For 2015, the residency would occur between mid-September and mid-December. Details of the application process and other arrangements are available on the Bandelier website, www. nps.gov/band, or a brochure is available, which can be picked up in person at the park Visitor Center or mailed by request to the Visitor Center phone, 505.672.3861 x 517. 

Applications must be received or postmarked no later than June 1, 2015.

In the 1800s, artists including Thomas Moran and William Henry Jackson helped visitors and the public become acquainted with the earliest National Parks. Artist in Residence Programs at Bandelier and other parks provide opportunities for present-day artists to draw inspiration from and focus the attention of new generations on these national treasures that are such a special part of our heritage.

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