Residency Programs in National Parks

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Did you know that many National Parks host artists-in-residence?
Their webpage explains:
Whether staying in a remote wilderness cabin at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska or contemplating history at Herbert Hoover National Historic Site in Iowa or working in a contemporary studio overlooking the stone-lined fields at Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut, these programs provide artists with unique opportunities to create works of art in varied natural and cultural settings.

There are programs for visual artists, writers, musicians, and other creative media. Programs vary, but residencies are typically 2 to 4 weeks in length and most include lodging. Often artists are invited to participate in park programs by sharing their art with the public.

Each park in this directory has its own application process and timeline, so please visit the park’s website for further information.

Speculative Literature Foundation Offers Grant for “Older Writers”

If you write speculative fiction and are fifty years or older, this $500 grant might be for you!

The Older Writers Grant

This grant is awarded annually to a writer who is fifty years of age or older at the time of the grant application, and is intended to assist such writers who are just starting to work at a professional level. The SLF offers two $500 grants annually, to be used as each writer determines will best assist his or her work.

Applications are due on March 31st, so get on that soon!

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