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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Zion Park Seeks Artist-in-Residence For 2014

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 zion_artist_in_residence@nps.gov.

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