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Michigan Legacy Art Park Announces Open Call for Artist Residency
Published: 2/9/2023
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Applications are now open for the 2023 David Barr Artist Residency at Michigan Legacy Art Park. The residency is a unique opportunity for artists to draw upon the natural surroundings while immersed in the park’s northern Michigan forest setting.

The residency provides an atmosphere rich in inspiration, created to honor the legacy of David Barr—an innovative artist known for his explorations of humankind’s connection to one another and the natural world.

Michigan-based sculptors working in all mediums are encouraged to apply now until the March 31, 2023 deadline. There is no application fee, and the selected artist will receive a $1,500 honorarium. Lodging and studio space are available at the nearby Jean Parsons Center for Arts & Sciences. The duration of the residency is flexible, and applying artists will be expected to provide some sort of public engagement. 

"We are thrilled to provide opportunities for artists to draw from the natural surroundings and our collection," said Michigan Legacy Art Park Director, Angie Quinn. "We believe this program provides an exceptional platform for artists to engage with the public and help discover connections between art and nature."

For more information on the David Barr Artist Residency or to apply, please visit

Legacy Art Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located on a 30-acre preserve located on the grounds of Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Michigan.  Along nearly two miles of wooded hiking trails, the park  features an impressive permanent collection and temporary exhibits that celebrate Michigan’s culture and history.