Dry Tortugas National Park Artist Residency / Deadline February 15, 2018

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In 2015, National Park Arts Foundation in association with Dry Tortugas National Park established a very exciting Artist-in-Residence opportunity.

Where else in the world are you going to experience paradise, swim in turquoise water, witness rare and beautiful Green Sea Turtles & Loggerheads, weather dramatic tropical storms, appreciate an ancient lighthouse and experience the romance of pirate history…?

Dry Tortugas National Park at Loggerhead Key is like no other little paradise in the world. Because of its fragile ecosystem, very few people are allowed to step foot — much less live there — as an Artist-in-Residence. This is an unique opportunity for a wide range of visual artists, filmmakers, performers and dancers who want to get serious work done without disruptions.

This one-month residency offers:

  • A residence on a beautiful, remote Florida islet.

  • A venue for a workshop or public lecture about the artwork or process.

  • A chance to donate Artwork to the National Parks Collection and to become a part of America’s National Heritage.

  • No residency fee. ($2000 stipend).

  • Artist couples may apply for the residency.

NOTE: DUE TO THE INTENSE, ISOLATED NATURE OF THIS RESIDENCY THEY ARE ACCEPTING ONLY JOINT APPLICATIONS; EITHER ARTIST COUPLES OR TWO ARTISTS WHO ARE WILLING TO TOLERATE EACH OTHER FOR THE DURATION.

Note: the Artist(s) bears the full cost of travel to and from Loggerhead key, Dry Tortugas National Park which is located 70 miles west of Key West, and must make arrangements and preparations to feed themselves while there. This is a VERY isolated location!

* Artists applying must be totally self-sufficient, you will be entirely “off the grid”. There is no internet, no phone, no television. It is recommended, but not required, that the chosen candidate visit the site before committing to the residency and take a satellite phone during their stay. Artists must have all proper insurance.

For more information about this residency please visit the website: https://www.nationalparksartsfoundation.org/apply-dry-tortugas-national-park