NPAF Haleakalā National Park


Terms and Conditions


The Artist-in-Residence program at Haleakalā National Park consists of a program for all Arts and artist(s) worldwide in all artistic media. This is a Residency open to all arts, writers and and performance media. 

The artist(s)-in-residence will be granted $2000 (subject to federal law or regulations) and lodging in a three bedroom, two bedroom house outside the park. Additional features of this residency are subject to NPS decisions, and may include 7 days staying in one of the back country cabins in the crater of the park, and a venue for a public presentation or workshop as part of the residency.

The residency lodging is OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL PARK. The artist(s) must commit to the entire month term that they will be applying. There is no studio space available this term, so the selected artist will have to work in their living space or plein-air. 

Artists may present at minimum one 1-hour public program, workshop, concert or lecture during their residency at Haleakalā National Park, this can be presented either at the park or another venue as deemed by NPAF and NPS staff. The artist(s) may also opt to have more public engagements (workshops/concerts/lectures) and much more daily visitor interaction as stated in their project proposal. All public engagements must be approved by the NPS or/and NPAF. 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 and must describe each in date/location and content in their proposal. We also encourage artists to give public presentations in their own community about their residency experience in Haleakalā 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 Haleakalā National Park archives or museum (if available), 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 (honored elders). 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.

The Artist acknowledges that if their work includes a scientific or cultural component that involves advice or information from park or specialized staff or any of the scientific research programs around or in the park, it is their responsibility to contract separately for such. There are many entities that work in Haleakalā National Park in many capacities and they may be willing to talk informally as an advisor. However, Park staff and research program specialists (NPS or any entity) may not be generally available to the resident, and should be treated courteously and with consideration to their time, schedules and expertise.

Artists need to provide their own art supplies, equipment, personal items, all insurance and reliable transportation. Artists should be self-sufficient, independent and enjoy working in an public 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 workspace. The artist(s) will comply with all park regulations and policies governing park employees, volunteers and visitors.

We have hosted a number of international artists successfully in the past. We encourage you to apply. However, depending on the visa that is required of you for your stay by the relevant federal agency, NPAF may not be allowed, by law, to admit entry to the U.S. or to convey donated, travel, or other funds to you for the residency. We may be able to reimburse you up to the total amount (if any) stated in the park application. All stipends and/or reimbursements are governed by US and your country of origin, NPAF and NPS abide by these laws. So if this is crucial, please check with the U.S. embassy/consulate in your country.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Residency Commitments and Cancellation Policy:

NPAF cannot guarantee or be held responsible for Artist in Residence program changes, interruptions, cancellations, for any reason including: government decisions, NPS or government cancellations, changes, denial of permitting, program proposal, or natural causes. No funds, grants or stipends will be issued if the program is canceled or interrupted for any reason. If the chosen artist cancels, delays or in any way impedes the program after committing to the program, they will be held responsible for all funding and expenses devoted to any part of the program.
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, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and other freak weather events. If the AIR program is terminated or interrupted, the remainder of the residency term may be negotiated to be made up at a later date.

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, VOLCANIC ACTIVITY, 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 the deadline. If you are contacted as a Resident, Finalist or Alternate & if our panelists feel that further detail is needed for the application — applicants will be asked to submit the required materials (such as a detailed proposal, etc)

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, nonacceptance of AIR program, artist non-participation, artist non-response, artists, artwork or cancellations or delays because of Government decisions or natural causes, unforeseen circumstances, for any reason at all. 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 are 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; Background 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 or other 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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" A Non-Profit Foundation offering Artist in Residence Programs, Museum In-Loan Programs, and Workshops

in cooperation with our National Parks, National Monuments, World Heritage Sites and other parks "

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