Each year the NPS offers photographers and other artists the opportunity to focus on their art without the distractions of everyday life.  Although the competition is stiff for these programs, they are well worth the effort. Programs exist for Hawaii, Death Valley, and many other parks.

“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.”

See Be an Artist-in-Residence – Arts in the Parks (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov) for details.

Each park has its own application process and timeline, so please visit a given park’s website for specifics.