Residency Details

Our application process is currently closed. Please check our website in mid-November 2020 for updated information on residency opportunities.

Residency includes:

  • A one- week, or two-week ,or three-week residency stay depending on the program selected.  Most residency time slots are two weeks long.
  • Use of the 1,150 sqft residence and a 24×14 detached studio(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:

  • 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 (Please note that we may limit the number of writer applications to be considered to ensure a reasonable response time. Please check our website or Submittable to see whether applications are still being accepted at this time. )
  • 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 with accessibility and inclusion in mind.  Please contact Bill Klco, Director of Operations regarding details of our accessibility plan.


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.

  • Main floor master bedroom with queen size bed, dressers and a desk
  • Main floor full bath with roll in shower.
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Washer and dryer on the main floor, laundry soap provided
  • Main floor living room with a futon(double bed size)
  • Concrete floors on the main floor with in-floor heating (bring slippers or house shoes)
  • Open upstairs loft with a reading area and queen size sleeper sofa
  • Half bath in the loft
  • Covered porch entry with ramped access and graspable handrail
  • Patio with small grill
  • Outdoor firepit and outdoor furniture
  • Linens provided
  • Radio
  • No television
  • There currently is no 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
  • 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