Residency Partnerships

Connecting resident artists, writers, and composers with the local community is a major focus of our program.  The Good Hart Artist Residency works with a variety of local non-profit partners, each offering a different opportunity for community engagement. In keeping with our mission, these partnerships are designed to enhance the resident’s experience while engaging the local community. Applicants to the residency should review the partners below.  The applicant should indicate in their application if there is a specific partner they would like to work with; otherwise, based on the description of the proposed community event, the Good Hart Artist Residency will find a local non-profit partner that aligns.

In considering applications for residency, an emphasis is placed on the applicant’s description of a proposed community event. Two residency time slots (July 12-August 2, 2024 in collaboration with Harbor Springs Farmers Market and September 11 – October 2, 2024 in collaboration with Harbor Springs Festival of the Book) list a particular partner. If you are applying for those time slots, it is important to describe a community event in collaboration with that partner. The following is a listing of our primary community partners.

Artist Samantha Modder giving a presentation at Crooked Tree Arts Center

Crooked Tree Arts Center

The mission of the Crooked Tree Arts Center (CTAC) is to inspire and enrich lives through arts. CTAC has worked in partnership with the Good Hart Artist Residency to host numerous artists for the past 10 years. 

Little Traverse Conservancy

The Little Traverse Conservancy is a non-profit regional land trust. The mission of the Little Traverse Conservancy is to protect the natural diversity and beauty of northern Michigan by preserving significant land and scenic areas, and fostering appreciation and understanding of the environment.

The Conservancy provides an opportunity for the resident to connect with the community by conducting an educational arts event with a school group or the general public on one of the nature preserves in the area, or a similar, mutually agreed upon event.

Artist Jana Harper explaining a drawing exercise at the Woolham Nature Preserve part of the Little Traverse Conservancy
Poet Calina Duan reading at the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

The Harbor Springs Festival of the Book is a three-day festival held the last full weekend of September, featuring nationally-published authors and illustrators across eight genres.

The writer selected to collaborate with the Harbor Springs Festival of the Book would be invited to participate in the 2023 Festival activities, held September 27 – 29, 2024.  Such activities could include a classroom visit, public reading and session panel discussion.

Residency dates for HSFOTB collaboration:  Sept. 11 – Oct. 2, 2024

Petoskey District Library

The Petoskey District Library was established in 1905. Proposals for community engagement events such as author readings or workshops would be considered in collaboration with Petoskey District Library.

Author Margaret Noodin reading to children at the Petoskey District Library
Photo gallery showing various artists working with local school groups.

Local Schools & Student Groups

We work with the majority of local school systems and student groups including:

Harbor Springs Farmers Market

Located right on Main Street, the Harbor Springs Farmers Market is a community event you don’t want to miss. Along with amazing vendors and a diverse variety of local foods, come to enjoy live music, chat with friends, learn about local food, and enjoy our weekly event programs. 

The artist selected for the July 12-August 2, 2024 time slot will collaborate with the Harbor Springs Farmers Market to engage the public in a hands on art activity or community event on a Wednesday or Saturday during the residency stay.

Two figures converse on the adaptive ski hill.

Challenge Mountain

Established in 1984 as a non-profit organization, Challenge Mountain was the first independent adaptive skiing program in northern Michigan. Today, Challenge Mountain offers a wide variety of opportunities that continue to enrich lives and empower individuals living with disabilities through year-round adaptive recreation.

All programming is centered on having fun, making and sustaining friendships, building confidence and independence and most importantly, fostering positive and hopeful expectations for living life with a disability. At Challenge Mountain, participants gain personal fulfillment through a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of acceptance which translates positively into their everyday lives.

Women’s Resource Center

Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) provides a multitude of specialized, quality services for adults, children and families to improve their lives through personal growth, empowerment and lifelong learning.

For more than 40 years, the agency has expanded programs and services in response to unmet needs in the community.

In addition to excellent services, WRCNM is recognized as a strong voice for promoting respectful, healthy and nonviolent relationships.

Friendship Centers of Emmet County

We work hand in hand to help all senior citizens thrive! Each senior is unique in his or her abilities and needs. Friendship Centers seeks to meet each senior where they are. Person-centered planning allows us to focus on the desires or goals of the senior and then work to address those needs with information, services, and opportunities.