Here's a gig that would be quite
enjoyable: Artist-in-Residence at Zion National Park.
The park will soon be accepting
applications for that position. Here are details:
Zion National Park will begin accepting
applications for the 2014 Artist-in-Residence program on May 26,
2013. Applications must be postmarked by July 19, 2013 and received
by July 24, 2013.Four artists will be selected for two spring and two
fall residency slots. Artist selections will be made and announced in
October. All visual (painters, photographers, sculptures, etc.),
performing (drama, dance, music, composers, etc.) and literary
artists are welcome to apply.
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 four sessions: February 3-March 4, 2014, April 1-30, 2014,
September 1-30, 2014, and October 16-November 14, 2014.
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 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 the
individual's medium, interest, and experience. One will take place at
Zion National Park and the other at Southern Utah University as part
of their Art Insights program.
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 the
four-week residency period. Selected artists will be given a
rent-free, furnished house inside the park.
For complete details about this program
and to download application materials, visit www.NPS.gov/Zion. For
more information contact: 435-772-0184 or email