The Crater Lake National Park Science & Learning Center is accepting applications for the 2013 Artist-in-Residence program at the park. Application forms and more information are available online and are due by February 1, 2013.
Linda Hilligoss, education coordinator for the Science & Learning Center, noted that "this program celebrates all of the arts – music, dance, drama, photography, art, literature, cinematography, and more."
Ms. Hilligoss emphasized that "both emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply, and one from each category will be selected to interpret the beauty of Crater Lake National Park through the creation of artistic pieces."
The program is held both in the winter and the fall and provides an opportunity for two eligible artists to spend up to two weeks at Crater Lake National Park to pursue their particular art form. The winter/spring program dates are April 8 - May 24, 2013 and the fall dates are September 9 – October 18, 2013.
The program does not offer a stipend; however, artists are offered two weeks of free housing in a fully furnished seasonal residence just below the rim in the park's historic Munson Valley. Artists are responsible for providing their own transportation, food, and bedding.
Applicants are reminded that while flowers may be blooming in their home towns in April and May, Crater Lake will still be a winter wonderland celebrating 8 to 10 feet of snow at that time. Artists will be selected based on recommendations from a group of community arts leaders and park staff.
The Crater Lake Science & Learning Center is also planning a public art show to feature the work of the Artists-in-Residence. It will be held on July 13 -14, 2013 at Crater Lake National Park in the Rim Community Center.
The Crater Lake Science & Learning Center provides research and educational opportunities to promote the understanding, appreciation and stewardship of our nation's natural and cultural heritage.It is funded through an endowment from the Oregon Community Foundation made possible from the sale of the Oregon Crater Lake commemorative license plates.