Good Hart Artist Residency

Name of Residency: Good Hart Artist Residency

The Good Hart Artist Residency located in Good Hart, Michigan offers 2-3 week residencies to dedicated visual artists and writers. The residency provides full room and board including a newly completed residency building with a 24 x 14 detached studio, a fully stocked kitchen with several meals provided by host family each week, a $500.00 stipend, and quiet, natural surroundings to concentrate on creative work. The resident artist is housed in a rural area within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the village of Good Hart, along the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route. The Good Hart Artist Residency offers a solitary experience by hosting one resident at a time. Please see our website for full details.

The resident artist is housed in a rural setting within walking distance of Lake Michigan and the village of Good Hart, along the Tunnel of Trees, a Scenic Heritage Route. The Good Hart Artist Residency offers both a solitary experience and the option to visit studios of local artists.

The many local, state, county, and township parks offer inspiring landscapes and habitats that may be also be of interest. Some of these locations include: Little Traverse Conservancy Nature Preserves, Headlands International Dark Sky Park, Elmer Johnston Nature Preserve, Goodhart Farms Nature Preserve, and Readmond Township Nature Preserve. These richly diverse habitats and our widely varying weather conditions provide dramatic content to artists interested in nature and landscape. Applicants that will draw inspiration from the setting and use environmentally friendly materials and methods are encouraged to apply.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

The mission of Good Hart Artist Residency is to connect artists and writers from around the world with the local community to inform, educate and empower people through art in the natural beauty of Northern Michigan.

The Good Hart Artists Residency is motivated by the three concepts of Art, Place, and Community.

Art – The Good Hart Artist Residency welcomes writers and artists working in all visual mediums. The residency provides time and space for writers and artists to create, as well as full room and board to allow residents time to focus on work.

Place – Good Hart is a very small town located on M-119, a scenic heritage route referred to as the Tunnel of Trees, in Northern Michigan. The area’s natural beauty includes the Lake Michigan shoreline, inland lakes, and coastal dunes and wetlands. This unique region is home to state parks and forests and more than 25 publicly accessible preserves.

Community – The Good Hart Artist Residency believes connecting people from different backgrounds and cultures feeds creativity and creates a more interesting and compassionate world. Artists-in-residence connect to the local community by collaborating with our partnering nonprofit organizations to provide educational workshops, presentations, and open houses.

Organisation founded in: 2017
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at a later date
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Weeks: 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Cabin/House
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Bicycle
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Woodworking tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): $500 stipend provided at the end of the residency.
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Other
    If other, please specify: Open Studio day (4 hours) and one community event based on community partner selected.
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: Traverse City, Michigan (TVC) or Pelston, Michigan (PLN)
    Nearest Train Station: N/A
    How to reach by plane: The nearest airports are: Pelston, Michigan (PLN) – 30 minutes drive to the residency. Traverse City, Michigan (TVC) – 2-hour drive to the residency. Transportation to and from the airport will be arranged by the residency.
    How to reach by train: N/A
    How to reach by car: The residency is located in the small village of Good Hart, Michigan. Good Hart is located in the northern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. Five hours north of Detroit.
    Street & Number: PO Box 182
    Postal Code: 49740
    City: Harbor Springs
    Country long: United-States
    PO Box 182
    Harbor Springs 49740 MI USA
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