BLM accepting applications for 2018 Artist-in-Residence at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument


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DOLORES, Colo. – The Bureau of Land Management is now accepting applications for the 2018 Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Artist-in-Residence program. Applications for the program are due by May 18.

“The monument provides a unique opportunity for artists to work amongst some of the most inspiring and culturally rich areas in the country,” said Marietta Eaton, BLM Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Visitor Center and Museum manager. 

Nationally, the BLM’s Artist-in-Residence Program offers residencies in several Western states for painters, photographers, potters, sculptors and other artists, founded on the belief that artists challenge ideas, experiment and create new ways of “seeing” public lands.

Each residency is eight days between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2018, and includes a $700 stipend. Housing, room and board and transportation must be arranged and provided by the selected artist.

To submit your application for the program, please review the application guidelines at Selected artists will be notified byJune 30.

For further information, contact David Kill, Artist-in-Residence Coordinator, at or 970-882-5621.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.