Death Valley National Park
Artist in Residence FAQ
When will applicants be notified of their acceptance to be the Death Valley National Park Resident Artist? At least two months prior to the commencement of the AIR term for which they applied, in this case, May 30th, 2018
Is there a preferred time to arrive at the AiR? Yes. For ease of coordination and communication with the Stovepipe Wells Resort, Artists or Artist couples must schedule their arrival between 10-3 on weekdays, and must have their own transportation for the month of the residency.
Question: Is a vehicle required for this residency? Yes. Artists must have their own transportation for the month of the residency. Some of the parks are large in and of themselves, and others quite isolated.
Will I need to rent a car? Yes. As above, Death Valley is very isolated and you need to be inspired by places you can only get with a car or truck.
Can I bring my pet or my family? No, except as they fall into normal daily visitor guidelines.
Will there be chances to display my artwork outside of the Artist in Residence time period? Currently we have no plans for a show or presentation at this AIR. However, such an event may develop as we get closer to the date of the AiR.
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You should educate yourself about the ecology of the park, and water usage etc.Please see Death Valley National Park park information including description of its fragile environment, the sanctity of the heritage and culture, rules and regulations and how to conduct oneself in Death Valley National Park. (This link does NOT have application to, or information on the NPAF Artist in Residence or any NPAF programs, you will be directed off of this page):
"Graduate students from the Visual Arts Department at UC San Diego working with sculptor, Anya Gallaccio, in a temporary project at Mesquite Dunes." 2014. Photo credit Anya Gallaccio.