NASAA Notes: July 2010


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July 13, 2010

North Dakota: Artist in Residency Program

The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) in partnership with North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is expanding the Artist in Residency Program within North Dakota state parks. The program is a collaborative effort to incorporate the arts into the interpretive and educational activities presented by the Parks and Recreation Department. The program will recruit writers, composers, and visual and performing artists to immerse themselves in North Dakota’s natural resources and express their experience through their craft and talent. The artists will have the opportunity to live in a park for one week. In return, the park will ask the artist to donate a piece of work to the park’s collection and grant the park the right to reproduce the work. Artists must provide on-site interactions such as demonstrations or workshops to park visitors and staff. The residency is intended for artists who deeply care about the environment; the works completed under this program are intended to characterize the state’s beauty for present and future generations. In addition to free housing for the week, the artists receive a $1,200 stipend. Learn more by contacting NDCA Public Information Officer Amy Schmidt.