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Artists sought for residence at Porcupine Mountains

Applications are being accepted for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence Program for the 2020 spring, summer, and fall, and 2021 winter residencies.

The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by the unique northern wilderness setting of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Michigan’s largest state park encompasses 25 miles.

The park’s most impressive feature — and the reason for its creation — is the virgin forest of eastern hemlock and northern hardwoods and the variety of flora and fauna that it supports. Because of those attributes, the park is an ideal location to inspire creativity.

The Artist-in-Residence Program offers writers, composers, and all visual and performing artists an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the park and to express it through their art form. Each year a number of artists will be selected for residencies lasting a minimum of two weeks.

Selection will be based on artistic integrity, ability to reside in a wilderness environment, a willingness to donate a finished piece of art inspired by their stay in the Porcupine Mountains, and the artist’s ability to relate and interpret the park through their art medium.

Applications for the 2020 spring, summer, and fall and 2021 winter residencies must be received by Feb. 14, 2020. Selections will be announced by early April.

Application materials for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence Program can be found at the Friends of the Porkies Web page at porkies.org/artist-in-residence.