The National Parks Arts Residency invites artists of all disciplines to apply for its residency programs. Apply for the AIR at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, which offers a $4,000 stipend, housing, and artist events. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the few National Parks outside of Alaska and Yellowstone that are in active volcanic areas. Open to all artists, writers, musicians, or performance artists.
According to their website, “Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, founded in 1916 at the very inception of the Park Service, has hosted numerous painters and writers throughout the years, including Mark Twain, who wrote about his stay at the Volcano House on the rim of Kilauea, as well as modernist legends like Ansel Adams. This otherworldly park has drawn artists from the very beginning of the Park Service’s History. Be inspired by the sacred aura of the Big Island’s revered two volcanoes, as well as the lava flows, lava tubes, and rainforests of Mauna Loa and Kilauea, which have rare endangered species. NPAF’s past artists in residence include Musician and Actor Will Oldham, Composer Byron Yasui, Artist Emma Stibbon, Installation Artist Hasan Elahi, and many others.”