Residency Details

Applications for 2020 residencies will be open from
November 8, 2019 through January 15, 2020. 

Please check back on November 8th for details and application.

Residency includes:

  • A two or three-week residency stay
  • Use of the 1,150 sqft residence and a 24×14 detached studio(visual artists)
  • Breakfast and lunch foods will be stocked in the studio apartment and dinners offered by the host family 2 times per week – good 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 or workshops, in collaboration with the partnering organizations
  • Attendance for one writer during Harbor Springs Festival of the Book

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
  • 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 applications will be considered based on their work submitted, their interest in the program, and their proposed collaboration with a partnering organization if the opportunity is offered.
  • Selected artists/writers 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 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 contact information
  • Application fee of $25 dollars U.S.
  • If you select a residency in collaboration with one of our community partners please provide a brief summary of the 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 or writer.
  • 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, please.

Timeline for 2020 Program

  • Application deadline is January 15, 2020
  • Notification of acceptance by phone or email between February 27-29, 2020
  • Artist commitment to the residency is due March 6, 2020


Both the residence and the studio space have been designed to provide accessibility for people with disabilities.


Residents are housed at 910 N. Lamkin Rd in Good Hart, Michigan.  The house is a one-bedroom contemporary space with beach access to Lake Michigan a short walk away.

  • Queen size bed
  • Queen sleeper sofa in the loft
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Full bath with a walk-in shower and an upstairs half bath
  • Livingroom
  • Patio
  • Covered porch
  • Firepit and outdoor furniture
  • Concrete floors with in-floor heating (bring slippers or house shoes)
  • Linens provided
  • Radio
  • No television
  • There currently is not internet access at the residence, and cell phone service is limited.  The Internet can be used at the host family residence.

Studio Space

  • Approximately  14 by 24-foot studio space, a 10 by 10-foot outdoor covered porch, 9 by 8-foot studio hydraulic lift door, workbench with basic tools, bathroom/storage area
  • Natural and track lighting
  • Worktables
  • 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 the artist and should be mailed well in advance of the residency. Local shopping for art supplies is limited. Mail supplies to 1159 N. Lamkin Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740


  • 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 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