Twice a year, an artist or artists will be selected to work in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park for a month period. The Artist in Residence two terms are May 1-May 31 and then December 1- December 31.The artist in residence will be granted lodging, a studio, and a venue for at least one workshop, lecture or concert. The artist must commit to the entire month term that they will be applying.

 

Artists may present, at minimum one, one-hour public program, workshop, concert or lecture during their residency at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, this can be presented either at the park or another venue as deemed by NPAF and NPS staff. This presentation (above) may be the same program repeated and will reflect artist’s medium, interest, and park experience. Artists must provide their own supplies and equipment for these presentations. We also encourage artists to give public presentations in their own community about their residency experience in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to further broaden the reach of the program’s purpose.

 

As an introduction and fuller appreciation of park resources, each AIR participant may be able to take advantage of the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Library, archives, and the natural and cultural collections as part of the park’s Museum Program. Further, each participant may be able to discuss with park staff the diversity of park resources, themes and historic culture of the park. This process may be inclusive of advice and recommendations of cultural advisors and/or Kupuna. This process is necessary in order to educate and maintain the integrity of the park and to honor the cultural heritage of Hawai’i and it’s sacred volcanoes.

 

Artists need to provide their own art supplies, equipment, personal items and reliable transportation. Artists should be self-sufficient, independent and enjoy working in an isolated environment and able to commit to the full AIR term. The AIR artist must remain accommodating to inquiring park visitors with regards to the thoroughfare location of their studio and/or workspace. The artist is expected to comply with all park regulations and policies governing park employees, volunteers and visitors.

For ease of coordination and communication with the Park Service, Artists or Artist couples must schedule their arrival between 10-3 on federal work days, and must have their own transportation for the month of the residency.

 

The participating artists can donate an original piece of work inspired by their residency in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to the park through NPAF. Donated work must be received no later than a year after the artist’s residency. Artists are also required to provide all rights for donated artwork to NPAF through a gift/donation agreement so NPAF may then donate it to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park for any use they see fit.

 

The artist in residence program may be canceled or interrupted due to a government shutdown, for unforeseen circumstances or during any hazardous weather conditions including, but not limited to, high SO2 levels, fire danger, etc. The island of Hawai’i is subject to high concentrations of volcanic fumes, especially sulfur dioxide gasses. The fumes are known to be hazardous to an unborn fetus, and persons with heart and respiratory problems. The Kona coast experiences fog conditions throughout the year. Long-term effects on normal healthy persons are unknown. When the AIR program is terminated or interrupted, the artist in residence will be directed to relocate from the hazardous area. The remainder residency term may be negotiated to be made up at a later date, but NPAF cannot guarantee or be held responsible for AIR interruptions or cancelations because of Government decisions or natural causes.

 

All insurance including automobile, health, accidental and insurance to cover all art, supplies, personal items is the sole responsibility of the artist as any and all insurance will not be provided by NPAF or the NPS or concessionaires. Proof of insurances must be provided to NPAF or waiver of liability and responsibility of NPAF or NPS. Any terms herein may change and are subject on the approval of the NPS and NPAF. All AIR participants may be required to accept further conditions and contracts including but not limited to; Gift and/or donation agreements, images releases for their person and/or artwork, codes of conduct, special use permits, rules and regulations, housing agreements, volunteer in the parks contracts and any other apparent and unforeseen agreements required of any governing entity, namely the NPS, NPAF and/or NPS concessionaires.

 

All terms herein may change and are subject to the approval of the NPS, NPAF and other governing entities. The entire program may be delayed, changed or canceled, to which NPAF, NPS, and any affiliates will NOT be held accountable or responsible. Any and all material submitted through the artist's proposal application is subject to use, by NPAF, NPS and supporting entities for advertising and can be used in any way to support the NPAF programs. All AiR participants may be required to accept further conditions contracts and agreements including but not limited to; background checks, codes of conduct, special use permits, J-1 visas,rules and regulations, housing agreements, volunteer-in-the-park (VIP) artist contract and any other apparent and unforeseen agreements required of any governing entity, namely the National Park Service, NPAF and/or NPS concessionaires. All funding is subject to U.S and international laws.

 

The artist(s)-in-residence program may be canceled or interrupted due to a government shutdown, artist non participation, or during any hazardous weather conditions, including, but not limited to, fire danger, environmental concerns, or any unforeseen circumstances, natural or otherwise, to which NPAF and any affiliates will NOT be held accountable or responsible, no refunds will be issued.

 

Only selected artists will be contacted. It is the artists' own initiative to check the status of their proposal submission through accessing their proposal submission through the URL for which they applied. At request, through the URL, we will allow edits and additions up to ten days before deadline.

 

The artist(s)-in-residence program may be canceled or interrupted due to a government shutdown, artist non participation, or during any hazardous weather conditions, including, but not limited to, fire danger, environmental concerns, or any unforeseen circumstances, natural or otherwise, to which NPAF and any affiliates will NOT be held accountable or responsible, no refunds will be issued.

 

NPAF is NOT responsible for and will not return any application donation fees, contributions, monies spent, monies owed or any funding if there is a natural occurrence, or any thing that interrupts, changes, delays or cancels the program in any way. NPAF cannot guarantee or be held responsible for AIR interruptions, non acceptance of AIR program, artists, artwork or cancelations or delays because of Government decisions or natural causes. The accepted artist will owe any funds spent or owed by/to NPS or NPAF as it pertains to the program if they (the artist(s)) cancels, delays or changes any part of the program. If the AiR program is terminated or interrupted, the artist(s) in residence may be directed to relocate from the park or hazardous area. The remainder residency term may be made up at a later date at the discretion of the NPS and NPAF.

 

All insurance is required of the selected artist(s) including automobile, health, accidental and insurance to cover all art, supplies, personal items and is the sole responsibility of the artist as any and all insurance will not be provided by NPAF or the NPS or NPS concessionaires or park Friends groups. Proof of insurances must be provided. Artist(s) will be responsible for all costs affiliated with the program if they are the selected artists(s) to the program, and then cancel, change or delay the program in any way, prior, during or post the residency term. Fees are donations/contributions and on par with NPS comparable fees, to contribute a higher or unpublished amount, contact NPAF. Applicants grant use of any and all pieces of their submitted application proposal materials to further the purpose of the program (and/or promoting the selected artist(s)) through television, radio, interviews, magazines, books, internet, newspapers, grants or endowment applications, presentations and any and all media.

 

Any terms herein may change without notice and are subject to the approval of the NPS and/or NPAF, or any governing entity. All AiR participants may be required to accept further conditions and contracts including but not limited to; Back-ground checks, codes of conduct, Gift and/or donation agreements, images releases for their person and/or artwork, codes of conduct, special use permits, rules and regulations, housing agreements, volunteer in the parks contracts, J-1 visa application and acceptance (for international artists) and any other apparent and unforeseen agreements required of any governing entity, namely the NPS, NPAF and/or NPS concessionaires, and all pertaining laws. All funding and acceptance to programs are subject to U.S and international laws. Any terms herein may change without notice and are subject to the approval of the NPS and/or NPAF or any lawful governing entity.

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Important Dates

Applications Due -

Finalist Selection(s) Announcement Date -

Alternate Selection(s) Announcement Date -

Artist in Residence Term -

Public Programming(Lecture/workshop/presentation)- TBA

 

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