Please check back in November 2022 for information on our next open call for visual artists, writers, and composers. 

Residency includes:

  • A one, two, or three-week residency stay depending on the program selected.  Most residencies are two weeks long.
  • Use of the 1,150 sqft residence and a 24×14 detached studio(for visual artists).  Housekeeping services are not provided and the resident is asked to leave the residence and studio space clean and in good order.
  • Food is provided.  The residence has a fully stocked and well-equipped kitchen for the resident to prepare meals.  We provide homemade baked goods and jams, locally sourced ingredients, and seasonal vegetables from the host’s garden when available.
  • $500.00 stipend

Benefits to the Artist/Writer/Composer:

  • Solitary time for work
  • Time for reflection and recharging creative energy
  • Time to enjoy nature, and time away from your normal routine
  • The opportunity to connect with the local community through events or workshops, in collaboration with the partnering organizations

Requirements of the Artist/Writer/Composer:

  • Must be over 21
  • Need to have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field and pursuing art, writing, or composing as a professional career or if self-taught have pursued art, writing, or composing as a professional career
  • Please review our Inclusion and Diversity and Partnership information
  • Completion of a competitive application process
  • Collaborating artists may apply and be accepted as collaborating artists who share studio space and housing.  Each must submit an application.
  • Artist’s and writer’s and composer’s applications will be considered based on their work submitted, their interest in the program(How will your work be inspired by this place?), and the proposed collaboration with a partnering organization.
  • Selected artists/writers/composer will correspond with the Good Hart Artist Residency staff and nonprofit partners about logistics and arrangements.
  • Good Hart Artist Residency alumni are allowed to re-apply after a three-year hiatus from the program. Alumni seeking a residency must submit a complete application including recent work samples and current resume.

Your application must include:

  • Preference for dates of residency
  • Resume including related experience and website information
  • Statement of intent including a one or two paragraph project description outlining your purpose for the residency
  • Two references including name, title and contact information(We do not need reference letters)
  • Application fee of $25 dollars U.S. Please contact us if you are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic to request an application fee waiver.
  • Provide a brief summary of a proposed community event or workshop you would offer during your residency.  Please review the partner’s page carefully regarding the type of collaboration the partner is looking for with an artist, writer, or composer. Connecting with the local community is an important part of our program. Not all time slots list a designated partner to collaborate with. In that case you can review the partners listed on our website and propose to collaborate on an event with one of the listed partners. Once a candidate is selected they will work with the Good Hart Artist Residency and a nonprofit partner to better define a community event that works for all parties.
  • Visual artists shall submit images of 6-9 examples of artwork, images should include, title, medium and creation date for each work submitted.
  • 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, and easily accessible without fee by the jurors.
  • Composers shall submit three digital samples of your music, a live performance video (if you are a performing songwriter/composer), and links to online content.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Based on our concern for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, residents we host, and the community-focused nature of the program the Good Hart Artist Residency will require that all residents be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before attending a residency in Good Hart.  A person does not have to be vaccinated to apply to the program; however, if selected for a residency, the resident would need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to arrival in Good Hart.  Medical exemptions to the requirement for COVID-19 vaccination or consideration of an off-site residency can be considered on an individual basis.  


Both the residence and the studio space have been designed with accessibility and inclusion in mind.  Please see our Accessibility Plan if you have any additional questions regarding accessibility contact Bill Klco, Director of Operations


  • Residents need to arrange their own transportation to and from Northern Michigan
  • A bike will be made available to the resident.
  • The resident will be housed 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