White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence Program Seeks Applications for Summer/Fall 2020

Campton, NH – February 3, 2020 The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) and Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire invite interested artists in all media to apply for the 2020 WMNF Artist in Residence program, a celebration of the connections between forest, landscape and culture. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2020.

The program offers professional and emerging artists in all disciplines from around the country – visual and performing artists, craftspeople, writers, composers, eco, media and social practice artists – an opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being inspired by the surrounding forest and to engage members of the public with their work and artist process. The goal of the residency program is to use art and creative expression to explore the many ways in which people relate to forests, and to the White Mountain National Forest in particular.

One artist residency of at least three weeks will be offered between mid-July and the end of September. The artist will be provided accommodations on or near the forest, as well as a $2000.00 stipend. Friends of Mead Base have provided housing to several artists in the past. Public programs may include demonstrations, exploratory walks or hikes, performances, interactive or participatory installations, group creative projects, or other programs based on the medium, interest and experience of the artist.

“The White Mountain National Forest artist in residence program is an amazing way for artists to connect with the natural and wild places of the Northern Forest. In partnership with the WMNF, we have been able to bring visual artists, makers, composers, performing artists, and social practice artists to engage with the Forest in profound and revelatory ways over the last ten years,” says Kate Griffin, Executive Director of the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, a non-profit working to promote, support, and sustain cultural life throughout Northern New Hampshire.

Diane Taliaferro, Acting Forest Supervisor is thrilled to continue this program, “We’ve been doing this for a decade now, and each artist in residence really brings a new perspective and creative way of exploring and understanding the National Forest and its many landscapes and resources. We’re looking forward to seeing what this summer’s artist will create as they learn about the Forest.”

For more information about the program and application instructions, please visit www.artsalliancennh.org.

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