Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

January 18, 2020 - February 14, 2020

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is currently seeking applicants for its Artist-in-Residence program for spring, summer and fall 2020, as well as winter 2021. In its 14th year, the program awards residencies to writers, composers and visual and performing artists whose work can be influenced by the Porkies’ wild natural beauty.

A rustic, timber frame cabin provides accommodations for the artist in residence. “Dan’s Cabin” was built as a tribute to Dan Urbanski, founding president of the Friends of the Porkies and award winning photographer.

applicable to artists working in these mediums:

About Friends of the Porkies

“To offer residencies to new and established artists of recognized excellence from around the world to pursue their creative process in a wilderness environment.”

The all-volunteer Friends of the Porkies mission is two-fold: assisting in preserving the Park by supporting its staff and connecting its users to its wild spaces. We’ve provided funds for Union Mine Trail Interpretative signs and lumber for the ADA boardwalk to the Lake of the Clouds Overlook. We partner with the Keweenaw National Historical Park to fund Mini-grants that bring K-12 students and their teachers to the Park to spend a day with the Interpreter. In partnership with the Ontonagon third grade teacher and her students, we plan pollinators’ gardens and plant them in the Park.

The Artist-in-Residence program at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by this unique northern wilderness setting. It offers writers, composers and all visual and performing artists and artisans the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Porkies and express it through their particular art form.