About the Program

The Good Hart Residency Program in Good Hart, Michigan offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists and writers. The residency provides a live/work studio space, food, and a quiet setting to concentrate on creative work. The residency works in partnership with several local community organizations. Please review our partners page for additional information.

The resident artist is housed in a rural setting within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the village of Good Hart, along the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route. The Good Hart Artist Residency offers both a solitary experience and the option to visit studios of local artists.  In 2019, one of the writer residency time slots is offered during the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book http://www.hsfotb.org/.

The many local, state, county, and township parks offer inspiring landscapes and habitats that may also be of interest. 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 to artists interested in nature and landscape. Applicants that 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.