Calling all people who can draw/paint/sculpt more than a stick figure. Zion National Park is now accepting applications for its Artist-in-Residence Program. The selected individual gets the chance to live in a remote, historic house situated on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive for four weeks. Self-sufficient individuals who like working alone are the best candidates for this program. Artists are required to adhere to all park rules and regulations.
During their time living in the park, the selected artist will present two programs to the public, one for Southern Utah University’s Art Insights speaker series and another at Zion Lodge.
“The works completed during this program contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Zion National Park and reflect the National Park Service’s commitment to the preservation of cultural and natural resources,” reads the park’s website.
Artists are chosen by a jury of representatives from the Southern Utah University Department of Art and Design. Finalists are interviewed and selected based on their fit with the National Park Service’s mission.
At the end of the artist’s stay, the NPS chooses one piece of artwork representative of the opportunity. NPS takes over the piece’s copyright and rights to reproduce the work and use it in exhibits and for educational purposes. The artist keeps a royalty-free, non-exclusive use license.
For more information, email Zion_Artist_in_Residence@nps.gov or call 435-772-0184. The application can be found here.