Program Details

The open call for artist and writers for 2019 residencies will run from November 5, 2018 through January 15, 2019. Please check back during this period to apply for 2019 residencies.

Residency includes:

  • A two or three-week residency stay
  • A live/work studio space
  • Breakfast and lunch foods will be stocked in the studio apartment and dinners offered by the host family 3-4 times per week -great food! We provide locally sourced ingredients and seasonal vegetables from an onsite garden when available.
  • $500.00 stipend

Benefits to the Artist/Writer:

  • Solitary time for work
  • Time to enjoy nature, and time away from technology
  • The opportunity to connect with the local community through events,  workshops, or an artist’s talk in collaboration with the partnering organizations
  • Attendance for the writer during Harbor Springs Festival of the Book
  • The opportunity to meet with other local artists

Calendar for 2018 Residencies:

  • May 11 – May 25, 2018, OR
  • May 30 – June 13, 2018  OR
  • June 16 – June 30, 2018  OR
  • August 3 – August 17, 2018, OR
  • September 21 – October 5, 2018 (reserved for writer residency)

Calendar for 2019 Residencies:

  • To be announced prior to November 5, 2018

Requirements of the Artist/Writer:

  • Must be over 21
  • Need to have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field and pursuing art or writing as a professional career or if self-taught have pursued art or writing as a professional career
  • Please review our Inclusion and Diversity and Partnership information
  • Completion of a competitive application process
  • Artist’s and writer’s applications will be considered based on their work submitted and their interest in the program
  • Selected artists/writer will correspond with the Good Hart Artist Residency staff and nonprofit partners about logistics and arrangements.
The application must include:
    • Resume including related experience and website information
    • Two references including contact information
    • Statement of intent including a one or two paragraph project description outlining your purpose for the residency
    • Preference for dates of residency (writer residency only offered September 21 – October 5, 2018)
    • Application fee of $25
    • A brief summary of the community event, workshop or talk you would offer during your residency.
    • Visual artists shall submit images of 6-9 examples of artwork, plus a PDF or TXT file which includes the medium and creation date for each work submitted.  Visual artists select a preferred nonprofit partner to collaborate with.
    • Writers must be currently working on a project.  Writers shall submit three to five pages of a work in progress and an excerpt of no more than ten pages of a completed work.  Samples of previously published work must include a link to the published work or information for accessing the published work.  Projects may be in poetry, short stories, novels, essays, plays, screenplays, and/or creative nonfiction.  Writing submissions must be in English, please.

Timeline for 2018 Program

  • Application deadline is January 31, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance by phone or email by February 23, 2018
  • Artist commitment to the residency is due March 5, 2018


The resident artist is housed in an apartment/studio space on a residential property owned by the host family.  Given the size of the accommodations, the residency is best suited to an individual artist. The apartment/studio is located above a garage and is accessible only by stairs. Note: The apartment is not handicap accessible.

The apartment includes:

  • Small sitting area
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Queen size bed
  • Bedding and towels provided
  • Access to laundry facilities in the main residence
  • Mobile phone reception and internet access available but not always reliable
  • Radio reception but no television reception (TV is available to play DVDs)
  • Kitchenette: sink, microwave, small refrigerator and kitchen table
  • Basic supplies provided: miscellaneous cleaning items, shampoo, soap
  • The artist in residency apartment and property are a nonsmoking area
  • No pets are allowed
  • Due to the solitary, focused nature of the residency, overnight guests are not allowed without prior approval from the host

Studio Space – (area in the apartment)

  • 6×11 foot studio space
  • Natural and track lighting
  • Work tables
  • Easels including a travel/field easel
  • Basic miscellaneous art supplies, drop cloth, mineral spirits, rags, waste disposal

Note: All other painting/art supplies to be provided by artist and should be mailed well in advance of the residency. Local shopping for art supplies is limited.


  • Residents need to arrange their own transportation to and from Northern Michigan (pick up from local airports in Pellston or Traverse City, or pick up from local bus stations can be arranged).
  • A bike will be made available to the artist
  • Artist will be within walking distance of Lake Michigan beaches, a nature preserve and the small community of Good Hart.

If you have questions about the Good Hart Artist in Residency Program please email