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Isle Royale takes artist applications

Dec 11, 2018 10:26AM ● By Editor

From the Mining Gazette - December 10, 2018

Applications for Isle Royale National Park’s 2019 Artist-in-Residence Program will be accepted between Jan. 2 and Feb. 16. This program provides artists the opportunity to become part of a long-established tradition of interpreting national parks through art. 

The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to professional artists whose work can be inspired by the park’s unique character and offers writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists the opportunity to capture the moods and magic of Isle Royale through their particular art form.

The Artist-in-Residence Program is co-sponsored by Isle Royale National Park, Isle Royale and Keweenaw Parks Association, and the Copper Country Community Arts Council. 

The selected artist will be given the use of a canoe and a rustic cabin while on the island. The program runs from mid-June through early September. Complimentary transportation to and from the island is provided on the Ranger III, a 165-foot ship operating from Houghton, Michigan. Each residency is scheduled for two to three weeks.

Visit the park’s Artist-in-Residence Program website for the online submission process: To be considered, all application components must be digitally received by 11:59 pm on February 16, 2019. Entries received after February 16 will not be considered. Notification to all applicants will be made by May 1, 2019. For more information, visit the park’s website, call (906) 482-0984, or email [email protected]

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