About the Program

The Good Hart Artist Residency located in Good Hart, Michigan offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists and writers. The residency provides a live/work studio space, food, a $500.00 stipend, and a quiet setting to concentrate on creative work. The resident artist is housed in a rural area within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the village of Good Hartalong the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route. The Good Hart Artist Residency offers a solitary experience by hosting one resident at a time. 

The Good Hart Artist Residency works in partnership with several local nonprofit organizations to connect visiting artists with community in the Emmet County area. In applying to the program, most artists and writers are asked to collaborate with a local nonprofit organization to provide some type of educational event or to exhibit their work.  Please review our partners page for additional information.  Visual artists also participate in an open studio event held 10 am to 2 pm on one Saturday during their stay.  These Open Studio Saturdays connect artists to the Good Hart community by inviting local residents to experience their work.

The many local, state, county, and township parks in the area offer inspiring landscapes and habitats. Some of these locations include Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves, Headlands International Dark Sky ParkElmer Johnston Nature PreserveGoodhart Farms Nature Preserve, and Readmond Township Nature Preserve. These richly diverse habitats and the widely varying weather conditions provide dramatic content for artists and writers.  Applicants who will draw inspiration from the setting and use environmentally friendly materials and methods are encouraged to apply.

For additional details please see the program details page.

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