The BLM is accepting applications for the 2024 Canyon Country Artist in Residence Program

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MOAB, Utah – The BLM is now accepting applications for the 2024 Canyon Country Artist in Residence Program. In its 3rd year, the Canyon Country Artist-in-Residence program is intended to promote appreciation of the varied public lands within Canyon Country District and increase knowledge about the BLM’s mission. This year’s residency is hosted by the Moab Field Office and is open to visual artists.

“We developed this program to inspire, educate, and promote stewardship of public lands,“ said BLM Moab Field Manager Dave Pals. “We look forward to receiving applications from artists who will engage visitors and help foster understanding of need to preserve our public land resources for future generations.”

“The Artist in Residence Program pairs well with our mission of assisting our federal agency partners with educating public land visitors,” said Canyonland Natural History Association Operations Manager Joleen Thornsberry. “We have enjoyed the work of the past artists and can’t wait for this year’s residency.

The 2024 BLM Canyon Country Artist in Residence will be hosted by the Moab Field Office. The residency, open to visual artists, will last two to four weeks between Sept. 11, 2024 and Oct. 29, 2024. To apply, artists should submit samples of their work along with a community engagement proposal, resume, and answers to additional questions, as outlined on the application form. Artists may choose to stay at one of the campgrounds managed by the Moab Field Office. The artist will agree to scheduling one or two sessions that will be advertised to locals and visitors. The selected artist will conduct at least one public event during the residency. The public event could be in the form of a workshop, demonstration, tour, presentation, capstone, or other creative activity.

Applications are being accepted through June 1, 2024. For detailed information about the residency, please visit the BLM Canyon Country District Artist in Residence webpage. The BLM would like to thank the Canyonlands Natural History Association for their continued support of this program.



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