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. The resident artist connects with the community by offering open studio Saturdays. Open studio Saturdays are a chance for community members to meet the artists see their work as well as increase support and appreciation of the arts in Good Hart. Informal workshops will be offered as educational experiences for the local community. In 2018, the writer residency time frame will be 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 be also be of interest. Some of these locations include: Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves, Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Elmer Johnston Nature Preserve, Goodhart Farms Nature Preserve, and Readmond Township Nature Preserve. These richly diverse habitats and our 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.