White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence Program Seeks Applications for Summer/Fall 2019

Contact(s): Colleen Mainville (603) 790-0860


Campton, NH – February 15, 2018  The White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) and Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire invite interested artists in all media to apply for the 2019 WMNF Artist in Residency program, a celebration of the connections between forest, landscape and culture. The deadline for applications is April 5, 2019.

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 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.

“All of our selected artists so far have really connected with the forest – as well as with the local community and with Forest Service personnel,” 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.

WMNF Recreation Program Leader, Marianne Leberman commented, “There’s a sense of expectation and excitement about each new artist, and the ways in which he or she will help us see and understand our landscape and the incredible resources the forest offers.”

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

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