RMNP Announces Return of the Park’s Artist-In-Residence Program

January 23, 2024  |  Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Applications are now being accepted for the summer 2024 program.


Rocky Mountain National Park and the Rocky Mountain Conservancy are pleased to announce the return of the park’s Artist-In-Residence program in summer 2024. This program has been on pause since the end of the 2017 summer season. First established in 1984, Rocky Mountain National Park was among the first National Park Service sites to offer an Artist-In-Residence program. Over 200 artists have served in Rocky’s Artist-In-Residence program, including painters, authors, poets, composers, quilters, musicians, and more!

The Artist-In-Residence program is open to artists of all creative disciplines and genres. Interested artists are invited to apply. Applications for the summer 2024 program will be open through February 9, 2024. For more detailed information on RMNP’s Artist-In-Residence program and to apply, please visit the park’s webpage at https://go.nps.gov/romo/air.

Painter Joy Keown, pictured here, is a former RMNP Artist-In-Residence. Image courtesy NPS

When the application window closes, a panel of artists and park staff will judge the selection pool to select five to six artists to participate in the 2024 program. Selected artists will have the choice of serving in a two-week or three-week residency that will take place from mid-June through mid-September.

The park’s Artists-In-Residence will stay at the historic William Allen White cabin. During their stay, selected artists will provide at least two programs for the public. At the completion of their residency, the artists will donate a fully furnished piece of work representative of their stay to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy. We thank Rocky Mountain Conservancy for their generous support of this program.

For more information on Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/romo.