RENO – The University of Nevada, Reno’s School of the Arts has launched a new Artist-in-Residence Program at Great Basin National Park, slated for summer 2021. The application period is open now and continues through March 15.
“The park offers the solitude of the wilderness and provides expansive and renowned dark-sky stargazing,” Tamara Scronce, director of the University’s School of the Arts, said. “The sights, sounds and textures of the environment, along with uninterrupted time, offer a respite from typical daily life and provide inspiration for creative work.”
Great Basin National Park is located near Baker on the eastern edge of the state near the Utah border. The high desert landscape of the park encompasses more than 77,000 acres and is home to Lehman Caves, the 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, and several groves of Great Basin Bristlecone pines.
Artists selected through the Artist-in-Residence program will live in the park for two to four weeks between June and September. During that time, they’ll present at least one interactive public program in the park for visitors and the general public.
“Upon returning home from the residency, the artist will present and engage in one public outreach program in their own community to share Great Basin National Park and the residency program outside of the park,” the University said in a statement.
Artists from across a number of genres are invited to apply, including those focused on visual, literary or performing arts. Artists must be from the Nevada/Utah Great Basin region to apply. The selected 2021 Artist-in-Residence will be announced in April.
Complete details are online at https://www.unr.edu/arts/gbnpf-unr-air.