ONTONAGON - Applications are being accepted for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence Program for spring, summer and fall residencies in 2012, and for winter residencies in 2013. The program is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by this Michigan state park's unique northern wilderness setting.
Selection is based on artistic integrity, ability to reside in a wilderness environment and the artists' ability to relate and interpret the park through their art medium. The program is open to all art forms except those that may be inconsistent with the mission of the park.
Artists who are selected will be given the use of a rustic cabin located on the Little Union River and, if requested, a three-night back country permit so that they may live in and explore the park's 60,000 acres. During their residency the artists will be asked to share their experience with the public through demonstrations or talks. Each artist is required to contribute to the nonprofit group Friends of the Porkies an art piece representative of his or her stay.
Applications must be postmarked by March 31. Application materials are available at www.porkies.org/artist-in-residence/. Artists will be notified on or before April 27.