2020 COMING SOON
A ONE-OF-A-KIND FALL RESIDENCY
For Classic & New Media Artists
The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) in association with Aztec Ruins National Monument of the National Park Service now offers a RESIDENCY in northwest New Mexico. Aztec Ruins National Monument is a tightly clustered Chacoan complex made up of a Pueblo, a reconstructed Great Kiva and plaza and several close-by ceremonial ruins. Pueblo tradition claims this settlement as an important waypoint in the ancient settlement of the Rio Grande Valley. Aztec Ruins is hidden away in tree filled hills near the Animas River and the picturesque town of Aztec, NM. This is the perfect time of year to experience this amazing area.
The One-month September residency is open to all Classic & New Media Artists. So, Video Art, Installation, Collage, Photo-manipulation, Poetry, Sound Sculpture, Performance, Dance, Screendance, are encouraged, anything that can free the mind, give insight and still connect people to the Monument experience in tangible and intangible ways. Please email us if you have specific questions about your project.
The Friends of Aztec Ruins National Monument will generously provide MOBILE HOUSING at the nearby RV/Camping Area of the Monument.
This trailer/RV style housing will have amenities and the Hookup Included. There is currently no studio. The artist-in-residence will also be granted a venue for at least one Public Presentation of a workshop, lecture or concert at the Monument’s Visitor’s Center. If artists would like to propose more Monument and visitor or community engagement in the form of more workshops, lectures or anything above and beyond these parameters we encourage you to go into these specifics in your application submission. Workshops will be conducted plein-air.
ABOUT AZTEC RUINS NATIONAL MONUMENT. Founded as an Antiquities Monument in 1923. Though a separate administrative unit, it received its’ UNESCO World Heritage Site designation in 1987 as part of the Chaco Culture National Historic Park designation. The Monument is located in the beautiful Animas River Valley, and is close to the scenic Colorado Border. The town of Aztec has all of your necessities and more for daily life. Aztec Ruins is approximately 30 minutes from the closest bigger city, Farmington, and three hours from Albuquerque.
In addition to their residency, the selected artist will have the opportunity to present lectures and workshops, exhibit their art and will donate art inspired by their stay in the Monument to Aztec Ruins National Monument or National Parks Collections, through the NPAF. This program aims to fulfill and exceed goals for Park Arts Programs as indicated in the NPS guiding document issued for the Centennial of the Park Service. NPAF will also be partnering with other partners, the National Park Service, park partners such as the Friends of Aztec Ruins, recognized museums, galleries, schools and underserved peoples organizations to cross-promote Aztec Ruins National Monument Artist in Residence Program, both locally and nationally.