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 next open call for visual artists will start on November 12, 2021, and close on January 12, 2022 for available residency time slots in 2022.

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

Wow, What an incredibly productive two weeks amidst glorious sunny weather, brilliant scenery, and excellent company.

I appreciate the gift of time, not just the solo work hours in the studio, but the time you all spent with me on hikes, mushroom hunting excursions, and trips to other sites around here.

I can honestly say I learned quite a bit about plant life, seasons, various animals, and the moon – which has really galvanized the content and production of my work.

Joanna Hoge – May 2016

The Gift of Time