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NPAF Gettysburg National Military Park Artist In Residence

Artist in Residence Type and Application Deadlines:

U.S. Military Veteran AiR - (Jan-Feb Term): April 20th, 2017
Literaudiarts (Feb-March Term): April 20th, 2017
Arts Revolver (March-April Term): April 20th, 2017
Alembic Arts (New Media)(April-May Term): April 20th, 2017
Arts Revolver (May-June Term): April 20th, 2017
U.S. Military Veteran AiR (June-July Term): April 20th, 2017
Arts Revolver (July-August Term): April 20th, 2017
Alembic Arts (New Media) (August-September Term): April 20th, 2017
Arts Revolver (September-October Term): April 20th, 2017
Literaudiarts (October- November Term): April 20th, 2017
U.S. Military Veteran AiR ( Nov.- Dec. Term): April 20th, 2017
Arts Revolver (Dec.- Jan. Term): April 20th, 2017

Announcement Dates :
(Jan.-Feb Term): May 4th, 2017
(Feb.-March Term): May 4th, 2017
(March-April Term): May 4th, 2017
(April-May Term): May 4th, 2017
(May-June Term): May 4th, 2017
(June-July Term): May 4th, 2017
(July-August Term): May 4th, 2017
(August-September Term): May 4th, 2017
(September-October Term): May 4th, 2017
(October-November Term): May 4th, 2017
(November- December Term): May 4th, 2017
Public Programming (Lecture/workshop/presentation): TBA, by end of residency

Duration of residency

The residency lasts for 1 month. Residencies usually begin on the 15th of each month, and end on the 12th of the following month.

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance

The residencies vary according to category, but within the category rules, almost anything goes. There is no special arts facilities at the park, but there are a number of buildings that may be available for use.

Accommodation

Our residents stay at the Klingel House, which is a farmhouse that dates from before the era of the battle in 1863. The house serves as a residency and studio. There is high-speed internet, phone and cable TV at the house.

Studio/ workspace

There is no separate studio, however there is space in the house for a studio.

Fees and support

There is a $1000 stipend provided by the Gettysburg Foundation. There is an application fee, however. Artists are responsible for travel costs and their food while at the residency.

Expectations towards the artists

The artist will do at least one public presentation, lecture, or performance relating to their art or the work they have done at the park. There are more details about park rules etc, on our main Gettysburg page.

Twelve Residencies Happening in 2018!

We are very excited to continue an extensive artist-in-residence program in 2018 at Gettysburg National Military Park. With the cooperation of the National Park Service and the Gettysburg Foundation we are looking for Artists who want to broaden their art practice while spending a full month at this historic battlefield.

NPAF is looking for any sort of artwork, from traditional landscapes, photographers, to performers, installations, films/video, as well as as writers, poets, sound artists, and new arts media. Virtually any approach can find a place at Gettysburg -- what matters is vision and talent.

For the next few years we have introduced programmatic themes to our residencies (and our FOCUS ARTS series) in order to diversify the interconnection of the arts with broader demographics and further inclusion. These programs will alternate with each other. With this in mind we have set up these programmatic themes:

U.S. Military Veteran AiRs (MVA) : You must be a U.S. Military Veteran to apply for these specific AiR programs (beginning in Jan., Jul. & Nov. 2017).

Alembic Arts (New Media) (AAM) : This programmatic theme speaks to many varied and mixed media including film image, technologies, augmented Realities, Virtual Realities and any and all combinations with these in themselves of combining classic art media with such "new media".​

Arts Revolver (ARV) : The months of these AiRs are open to any and all artistic media including cross-overs or hybrids with any of the other programmatic themes represented in the other months of Gettysburg Artist Residencies.

​LiterAudiArts (LAA): This is one our most fascinating AiR programmatic themes. This category focuses on many and all Linguistic, words, sounds, song and music. A few examples of this are POETRY ( We may be partnering with the world reknowned POETRY FOUNDATION), screenplays, spoken word, environmental recordings, sound art, wall of sound experimentation, Gettysburg and heritage archive appropriation and period piece instruments. The list is endless but must be at least in part words or/and sound. This residency will include national events sponsored by The Poetry Foundation.

​The park consists of the main battlefields, memorials, cemeteries, and historic buildings, support areas of the most famous battle of the American Civil War. A lovely, idyllic Pennsylvania pastoral setting that is starkly evocative of the living history of the bitterest American conflict, but also a potent symbol of reconciliation. Let it inspire and nurture your next art project at our residencies.

NPAF’s Fine Art curator, along with our select judges and panelists will consider solicited proposals through a competitive application process to identify artists deserving of a residency at Gettysburg National Military Park. National Parks Arts Foundation, through many generous partner donations, provides lodging and a venue for workshops and lectures and a possibility of donating art to National Collections.

In addition to their residency, the selected artist(s) will have the opportunity to present lectures and workshops, exhibit their art and will donate art inspired by their stay in the park to Gettysburg National Military Park Museum Collections, through the NPAF. This program aims to fulfill and exceed goals for Park Arts Programs as indicated in the NPS guiding document issued for the Centennial of the National Park Service.

NPAF will also be partnering with the Gettysburg Foundation, National Park Service, Poetry Foundation, park partners, recognized museums, galleries, schools and underserved peoples organizations to promote Gettysburg National Military Park Artist in Residence Program.

Location

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: United States

Our 2018 residencies at Gettysburg National Military Park are the most extensive and varied we offer. The residency includes the beautiful landscapes of the battlefield and the Pennsylvania farm country, as well as one thousand memorial sculptures, as well as many buildings that may be used (with permission from the Park Service) for performances or art works. INCLUDING RESIDENCIES FOR US VETERAN ARTISTS. $1000 stipends for each residency and category. PLUS a dedicated residency for poets and songwriters with NATIONAL EVENTS, sponsored by THE POETRY FOUNDATION. All deadlines for 2018 on 4/20/17, notification on 5/4/17 THERE IS A $1000 stipend per residency. At Gettysburg, NPAF offers twelve residencies in four categories: ALEMBIC ARTS (New Media, Digital Art, Projection, VR/AR, etc) ARTS REVOLVER (Open to Any Media) U.S. VETERANS (Artists who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces) LITERAUDIOARTS (Poetry, Spoken Word, Song, Music, Sound Art)

Statistics

  • Residency Length: 1 month
  • Average number of artists in residence at a time: 1
  • Number of artists accepted in most recent year: 12
  • Total applicant pool in most current year: 200

Eligibility

  • Application type: Open application
  • Collaboration: Must apply and be accepted individually
  • Geography: Open to US artists, Open to non-US artists
  • Application deadline: November 21, November 27, December 16, January 20
  • Additional deadline info:
    U.S. Military Veteran AiR - (Jan.-Feb Term): November 21st, 2016 Alembic Arts (New Media) (Feb.-March Term): November 21st, 2016 (Alembic AiR runs Feb 23th to March 15th) Arts Revolver (March-April Term): December 16th, 2016 Literaudiarts (April-May Term): December 16th, 2016 Alembic Arts (New Media) (May-June Term): December 16th, 2016 (Alembic AiR runs May15th to June 7th) Arts Revolver (June-July Term): December 16th, 2016 U.S. Military Veteran AiR (July-August Term): January 20th, 2017 Alembic Arts (New Media) (August-September Term): January 20th, 2017 Literaudiarts (September-October Term): January 20th, 2017 Arts Revolver(October- November Term): January 20th, 2017 U.S. Military Veteran AiR ( Nov.- Dec. Term): January 20th, 2017 Literaudiarts (Dec.- Jan. Term): January 20th, 2017

Past Residents & Quotes

Past residents: 
Paul Kaloper, Chantelle Dinkel, Ted Walsh, Sean McGraw, Jeff Beekman, Marlene Alt, Robert Beech, Leigh Rydberg

Facilities & Services

  • Housing: Private housing (individual apartment/cabin/house)
    Residents Stay in the heart of the Park, in an historic farmhouse, the Klingel House that dates before the battle in 1863.
  • Meals: No meals/food provided
  • Computer/internet access: Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet
  • Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible
  • Additional studio information: 
    There is no separate studio, but there is ample space in the Klingel House for most work.
  • Other facilities and services: The artist in residence will be granted lodging, a studio, employee dining meals, and a venue for at least one workshop, lecture or concert. There are other buildings at the park which may be used for works or performances but this needs to be arranged directly with the Park Service after arrival.

Residency Fees

application fee: $35/$70 and No Cost for Veterans Applications in category. No fee for residency

Stipends / other support

The artist in residence will be granted lodging, a studio, employee dining meals, and a venue for at least one workshop, lecture or concert. Each residency has a $1000 stipend provided by NPAF and the Gettysburg Foundation.

Additional expectations / opportunities

Artists may present, at minimum, one, one-hour public program, workshop, concert or lecture during their residency at Gettysburg National Military Park, this can be presented either at the Park or at the Adams County Arts Center or another venue as deemed by NPAF and NPS. Artists must provide their own supplies and equipment for these presentations. We also encourage artists to give public presentations in their own community about their residency experience in Gettysburg National Military Park, to further broaden the reach of the program’s purpose and the goals of the park. Artists need to provide their own insurance, art supplies, equipment, personal items and reliable transportation. Artists should be self-sufficient, independent and enjoy working in an isolated environment and able to commit to the full AIR term. The AIR artist must remain accommodating to inquiring park visitors because of the thoroughfare location of their studio and/or workspace. The artist is expected to comply with all park regulations and policies governing park employees, volunteers and visitors. The participating artists can donate an original piece of work inspired by their residency in Death Valley National Park to the NPS at Gettysburg through the NPAF. Donated work must be received no later than a year after the artist’s residency. Artists are required to provide rights of donated artwork to NPAF and Gettysburg National Military Park NPS.

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