Mission: Our mission is to nurture artists, writers, and composers from various backgrounds and artistic disciplines and to connect them with the local community in enriching experiences that empower people through the arts in the natural beauty of Northern Michigan.

The call for visual artists is now open, and it will close on January 12, 2022 for available residency time slots in 2022.

Please read the Residency Details page, then apply using the button below.


We will be offering an application information session via Zoom.

  • November 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. EST

Click on the following link to register. There is no fee for this session.

Register for an Application Information Session

The next open call for writers and composers will start on January 1, 2022, and close on February 16, 2022 for fall 2022 and winter 2023 residencies. The number of writer applications will be limited to 40, and will likely close before the February 16 deadline. Writers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after the start of the open call.

All applications are submitted and processed using Submittable software.

Awe has been my daily companion here in Good Hart. It accompanies me on the beaches and along the trails. It stirs at the sound of the surf and at the setting sun.

Jan Shoemaker – September 2020

Awe has been my daily companion

For two weeks I have been alternating between moments of vast and unnerving productivity and moments of banging my head against these tree house walls. To any writers who read this in the future, remember that there is value in both – that the knocking sometimes dislodges in the imagination that which could never be found in stillness.

Bryna Cofrin-Shaw – September 2018

To the writers in residence