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 1,150 sqft residency and a 24×14 detached studio, 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 Hart, along the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route. The Good Hart Artist Residency offers a solitary experience by primarily hosting one resident at a time.

The Good Hart Artist Residency works in partnership with several local nonprofit organizations to connect visiting artists and writers with the 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.

NEW! Parent-Artist/Writer Residency Opportunities:  We recognize it can be challenging for artists and writers with dependents to attend a residency program. New this year the Good Hart Artist Residency will provide a residency opportunity that allows a selected resident to bring up to two dependents and a caregiver if needed. An added stipend of up to $1,500.00 is available thanks to a generous grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation.  For more information please see our parent-artist/writer residency page.

NEW! Collaborating Artists/Writers Opportunity:  The intent of the Good Hart Artist Residency is primarily to provide a solitary residency experience by hosting one resident at a time.  As a pilot program this year we are open to applications from collaborating artists/writers.  The selected collaborating residents (maximum 2 individuals) would share the residence and studio space.  The collaborating artists/writers each must submit an application for consideration. Upon successful completion of the residency, they would share the $500.00 stipend.

For additional details please see the residency details page.

Our application process is currently closed we will start accepting applications for 2021/early 2022 residencies in mid-November 2020. Please check back at that time for details.