Banner Image by 2016 Artists in Residence – James and Jenny Tarpley -


Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) in partnership with Glen Canyon Natural History Association (GCNHA) and Amazing Earthfest! (AEF) is seeking applications for the 2017 Artist-in-Residence – Photography Program.  The residency is scheduled for three weeks ending on May 21 to coincide with Amazing Earthfest!.  This residency is limited to photographers over 18 years old who are United States residents.  Deadline for applications is midnight, February 12, 2017.             

The purpose of the Artist-in-Residence partnership between GSENM, GCNHA and AEF is to promote awareness through landscape photography of the exceptional natural and cultural treasures preserved and protected by GSENM. The program aspires to share the scenic beauty and unique stories of National Conservation Lands with the public through artistic expression.

 The residency provides artistic and educational opportunities to promote a deeper understanding of the natural, cultural, and historic resources on GSENM. The residency provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of the National Conservation Lands and their connection to the local communities. It allows uninterrupted time in a stimulating and rugged environment for artists to pursue their work and share it with the public.

The selected artist will receive housing assistance, a stipend, and provide a public program during the 2017 Amazing Earthfest!.  The artist will serve as an ambassador for GSENM and will also conduct a community service project during the residency.  Work created during the residency may be used by program sponsors for interpretive, educational, and promotional efforts.

For details on filling out the application, click HERE

Applications must be received by midnight on February 12, 2017, to be eligible. For additional details about applying, please contact Allysia Angus, GSENM Artist in Residence Program Coordinator at 435-826-5615 or