Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 - Call For Artists

Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 – Call For Artists

Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 – Call For Artists

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock are pleased to announce the call for artists for their Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

The residency celebrates one of Northern Nevada’s icons, the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. This project is sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management in partnership with Friends of Black Rock-High Rock.

The artist-in-residence program promotes awareness through art of the exceptional places protected within the BLM’s National Conservation Lands. The program provides an opportunity for learning and dialogue about the value of preserving public lands. It will engage and inform an audience through public programs by participants and provide time for artists to pursue their work.

The Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 is open to artists working in any field who are over 18 years of age and United States residents and meet the application criteria. Selected artists will schedule residencies for two weeks in May or June 2017. They will be required to create at least one piece of artwork inspired by the Black Rock Desert NCA.

Application proposals should reflect the artist’s unique perspective of cultural and natural resources. Winning proposals will promote public appreciation of the landscape, raise awareness of its unique and fragile nature, and inspire conduct that helps to preserve its resources. A panel of jurors will judge the applicant pool. Selected applicants will be notified no later than April 21.

Black Rock Desert Artist Residency 2017 artist benefits

Artwork will be featured in an exhibition in the summer or fall of 2017. Artists will receive a $350 stipend from Friends of Black Rock-High Rock for developing their work. One work of art, produced as part of the artist-in-residence programs across BLM, will be selected for wider distribution. Artists will also have an intimate experience with the landscape and have time dedicated to working on their craft without distractions or interruptions. The remoteness of the area allows for artists to disconnect for hours or days if they desire.

About Friends of Black Rock-High Rock

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock is in remote Gerlach, Nevada. They are on the edge of the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. The 1.2 million acre National Conservation Area is home to a unique landscape full of natural, cultural, historical, and ecological wonders.

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock stewards this landscape to preserve, protect, educate, and inspire the diverse users groups that visit the area. The multi-faceted organization has a depth and breadth of knowledge of the area. Programs are as unique and varied as the landscape. They are able to provide artists with a close and intimate relationship with the landscape.

For more information, contact m.myers@blackrockdesert.org.

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