Artist & Writer Residency


Mission: Our mission is to connect artists and writers from around the world with the local community to inform, educate and empower people through art in the natural beauty of Northern Michigan.

Vision: The Good Hart Artist Residency envisions an ongoing collective of engaging artist residencies in Northern Michigan, connecting the community and inspiring artists. 

The Good Hart Artists Residency is motivated by the three concepts of Art, Place, and Community.


The Good Hart Artist Residency welcomes writers and artists working in all visual mediums. The residency provides time and space for writers and artists to create, as well as full room and board to allow residents time to focus on work.  Learn more

PlaceGood Hart is a very small town located on M-119, a scenic heritage route referred to as the Tunnel of Trees, in Northern Michigan. The area’s natural beauty includes the Lake Michigan shoreline, inland lakes, and coastal dunes and wetlands. This unique region is home to state parks and forests and more than 25 publicly accessible preserves. Learn more 

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The Good Hart Artist Residency believes connecting people from different backgrounds and cultures feeds creativity and creates a more interesting and compassionate world. Artists-in-residence connect to the local community by collaborating with our partnering nonprofit organizations to provide educational workshops, presentations, and open houses. Learn more

“This is a place founded on the ideas of generosity, friendship, and a love and respect for the creative arts. This place reaffirmed my faith in humanity which I needed in these crazy political times!”

– Bill Hosterman – Artist in Residence May-June 2017

Good Hart Artist Residency is supported by your donations  and the following organizations:
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Shore Drive Study Club


Good Hart Artist Residency is a member of the following organizations:

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