2018 Good Hart Artist Residency

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Program Details 


Brief description of the Residency

The Good Hart Residency Program in  offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists and writers. The residency provides artists with a live/work studio space, food, and a quiet setting to concentrate on creative work. The residency works in partnership with several local community organizations including; the Crooked Tree Art Center, Harbor Inc, and the Little Traverse Conservancy, . Please review our partners page for additional information.

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

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)

Requirements of the Artist:

  • 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 via artcall.org

  • 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.
Applications must include:
  • Resume including related experience and website information
  • Contact information for two references (phone and email)
  • 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
  • Brief summary of the workshop or artist’s talk you would offer during your residency.
  • Visual artists shall submit images of 6-9 examples of art work, plus a PDF or TXT file which includes the medium and creation date for each work submitted.  Visual artists please review the partner section of our website and select any partners which align with your work and your interests. 
  • 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. Writers must be currently working on a project. 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.

Program Details

Residency includes:

  • A two or three week residency

  • 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:

  • Solitary time for studio work

  • Time to enjoy nature, and time away from technology

  • Attendance for the writer during Harbor Springs Festival of the Book
  • The opportunity to meet with other local artists.



The resident artist is housed in an apartment/studio space on a residential property owned by the host family. 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 and can be very limited

  • Radio reception but no television reception (TV is available to play DVDs)

  • Kitchenette: sink, microwave, small refrigerator and kitchen table (Kitchen will be stocked with breakfast and lunch food items)

  • Basic supplies provided: miscellaneous cleaning items, waste disposal

  • 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

Studio Space – (small 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 provide 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 many natural resources, Lake Michigan beaches, and the small community of Good Hart.


If you have questions about the Good Hart Artist in Residency Program please email susan@goodhartartistresidency.org