Four chosen artists will live, work in Zion

ZION NATIONAL PARK – Artists in all disciplines are invited to apply for the 2015 artist-in-residence program at Zion National Park. Application materials must be postmarked by July 16 and received by July 21.

All visual, performing and literary artists are invited to apply, including photographers, painters, sculptors, actors, dancers, musicians, composers and writers.

Four artists will be chosen to live and work within Zion for one month during 2015, filling two spring residency slots and two fall residency slots. Selected artists will live in rent-free, furnished park housing within Zion National Park and, during their residencies, will present two public programs each, based on their artistic mediums, as well as work and create within the park and surrounding areas. Resident artists will be given up to six months following their residencies to complete original works inspired by their time in Zion. These completed original works will be donated to the park to become part of the permanent or interpretive collections or otherwise used to support Zion National Park’s artist-in-residence and educational programming.

The four 2015 artist-in-residence sessions will take place Feb. 2-March 3, April 1-30, Sept. 1-30 and Oct. 15-Nov. 13.

Participating artists will be highly independent during their residencies, according to a press release from Zion National Park, but the artists are encouraged to host periodic open studio hours for park visitors during their stays.

Resident artists can be visited at the Grotto House in Zion National Park during open studio hours, and visitors to the park may also see the artists out drawing, sketching, playing and otherwise creating as they draw inspiration from the natural beauty of Zion.


  • Application information for Zion National Park’s artist-in-residence program can be found here; applications must be submitted by mail and be postmarked by July 16, 2014, and received by July 21, 2014
  • Additional information about the artist in residence program is available online

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1 Comment

  • JodiMc May 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Did I miss something here? I saw nothing about the artists getting paid. To quote the article, “These completed original works will be donated to the park…: Really? They want you to spend a month there, followed by six months completing your work, so that you can just GIVE it to them? Someone needs to get some grant money or redirect some of the park’s tax monies in order to purchase the work. I don’t think they realize how much work and time go into a dedicated artist’s craft. Those talented artists who have much to share with the world but are not financially secure will likely not be in a position to participate. Too bad, because otherwise it would be a great opportunity. But hey, I have a house right there less than five miles from the entrance to Zion, and I would happily house someone for a month if they give their masterpieces to me!

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