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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 in mid-November 2021 for available residency time slots in the spring and summer of 2022.  The next open call for writers and composers will start in January 1, 2022 for fall 2022 and winter 2023 residencies.

During my stay, I made many Haiku/Tanka and was able to visualize them as my individual art practice. Thank you for the great hospitality, and community members to support my work!! I will miss being here.

Fly debris
Dusk and Iron
Baby Bump
Hungry raccoon
Prowl about for birdseeds

On ceiling
Hung over
Swinging stains

Mami Takahashi – June 2018

Time to visualize my practice

Creatively, I just typed “the end” on the first draft of my second novel. It’s been more than a year and a half coming, writing is an awful lot like mining, groping around in the dark looking for something that will eventually shine, but I found a gem here in Good Hart and I’m astounded by the amount and quality of work I’ve done here. This residency has given me the time and the space to reconnect with my practice and my muse. To find the joy in the work and to fall in love with writing again.

-Meagan Lucas – Writer in Residence – September 2019

falling in love with writing again