Gros Morne National Park of Canada
Art in the Park
Apply for Residency
The program provides an opportunity for professional visual artists to
pursue their own work in a quiet setting of remarkable environmental
interest and beauty.
Artists will be expected to participate weekly in the park’s public
education and interpretation programs or similar community or school
The artist may be asked to give media interviews, or to be photographed.
Each artist is expected to provide the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery with
reproduction quality slides or JPEGs of finished works produced out of the
residency, for a program record, information, and publicity purposes,
including on the Parks Canada website.
Artists will be responsible for providing their own working materials.
Work must be carried out in a manner that respects park guidelines for
preservation of the environment. Anyone wanting to work with materials from
the environment, or to intervene in a particular site, should consult with
park officials beforehand. Artists wishing to go into the backcountry must
meet standard park requirements for backcountry use and provide their own
Residencies can range from a minimum of three weeks to a maximum of six
weeks in blocks of time from May to October.
Two artists may make a joint application, each submitting visuals and other
information, if they are prepared to share the honorarium and
The program residence is outfitted to accommodate artists’ work and
housing needs while in the park for the purpose of the residency. As this
is a professional work opportunity, the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery and
Parks Canada do not allow family and friends to accompany artists on their
sojourn in the park.
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery Support
- C$1500 artist honorarium.
- Management of application and selection process.
- Exhibition/publication opportunities, pending funding.
The involvement of the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery Support is supported
through its Operation and Programming Assistance Grant from the Canada
Council for the Arts.
Artist’s residence in Woody Point
© Parks Canada
Parks Canada Support
Living accommodations/work space in Woody Point. A modestly furnished house
(with phone, bedding and towels) and studio equipped with worktables,
Contact with park staff and research scientists studying the park
ecosystem—as opportunity allows, or by prior arrangement.
Advertising for public programs and logistical support for presentation
(slide projector, screen, supplies, etc.).
Applications should include:
- Current curriculum vitae, including exhibition record.
- 10 to 15 slides or JPEGs (or other visual support material).
Short statement of interest and a description of work to be carried out
during the residency. The applicant should also describe why he/she wishes
to do the residency, and what particular perspective he/she will bring to
Indication of public programs to be offered by the artist plus a preferred
length of stay, and two choices of time frame between May and October.
Each year, four artists will be selected for residencies, and will receive
honoraria. All applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of
staff of the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery and professional visual artists.
Mail/courier/deliver your application to:
Provincial Art Gallery Division
9 Bonaventure Ave
PO Box 1800
St. John’s, NL A1C 5P9
For information about applying to the program:
The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery
Phone: (709) 757-8048
Fax: (709) 757-8070
(Applications sent by fax or email will not be accepted.)
The deadline for applications for the Gros Morne National Park residency is
15 December of each year for the following year.