Denali National Park Artist-in-Residence Program is dedicated to exploring new ways for visitors to experience Alaska’s Denali National Park. From hundreds of competitive applications each year, approximately six accomplished writers, artists and composers are invited by the park superintendent to spend ten days in Denali at their own expense the following winter or summer. Visits include a permit for limited access along the Denali Park Road and time alone at a historic ranger patrol cabin. Applications open on 1 May and close on 30 September.
The Artist-in-Residence program is dedicated to exploring new ways for visitors to experience Denali. From hundreds of competitive applications each year, about a half-dozen accomplished artists, writers, and composers are invited to spend time at a historic cabin in Denali at their own expense the following summer.
During their residency, each participant is required to lead a public outreach activity with visitors. Visitors enjoy sharing hands on activities and time with our artists, and in turn find unique ways to connect with Denali on a more personal level.
Artists may choose to donate finished work to the park. However, due to lack of appropriate storage and display locations, the park prefers digital and performance-based donations. Artists are challenged to create artwork or activities for visitors that offer a fresh and innovative perspective drawn from their own experience.
• About the Program
• Apply: June 1 to Sept 30
• Catalog of Participants and Donated Artworks
• Arts in Parks Around the Nation