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The Ark Project is pleased to offer 1 artist the opportunity to work and collaborate during the Triennial Summer (August) 2023 artist residency program. The idea is to enable artists to collaborate and work towards a common goal. The end-product or completion of projects is not required, however, works completed and in progress may be documented and available for inclusion in future exhibition programming. 


The Vision:

The Ark Project is a triennial international artist residency program realized in 2015 with a focus on creation, presentation, and documentation of contemporary art that engages discovery, transformation and innovation. The Ark Project encourages the exploration of non-representational art through multimedia, conceptual, ecological, and interdisciplinary approaches. The vision for the Ark Project is centered around the co-creation process with intention to break open one's artistic practice to a new level and create new work that the artist may not otherwise create outside the residency. Every two years one artist is invited into the collective for an evolving curatorial project.

The mission: 

The program mission is to explore the intersection of nature, art, and consciousness through visual art to create structures that allow for an evolution of harmony and connection with the natural world. The Ark is a symbol for hope in a fast changing world in need of connection, collaboration, and a meeting of the mind and spirit with nature. Our intention is to create synergy and community to cultivate growth and symbiosis through art.  


The Location:

Every three years the Ark Project travels from city to city across the globe.

This year the Ark Project will be hosted by Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA.   


The Ark Project is a process-oriented residency that strives to cultivate an environment where artists can craft their experience as they wish; whether that may be through conceptual development, research, or intervention and experimentation, artists have the utmost freedom while in residence at The Ark Project. We work to provide a safe space where all art forms, intellectual and creative pursuits, methods of artistic investigation, and aesthetic inquiry are accepted, nurtured, and celebrated.

As this years residency is located in a unique, natural, rural, energetic environment, the Ark Project encourages artists to draw inspiration from place and soak in the landscape and the synergy between art and the natural world.  The residency program allows all artists to enter into an immersive space so that the artistic process can develop and thrive. Beyond our studio walls, the residency aims to provide opportunities for international and artistic exchange. 


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Duration of residency:

1 week | August 17th to August 24th, 2023 

The Project is open to both national and international artists. Artists are selected according to performance, experience and artistic background. Eligible artists must have a BFA, MFA or equivalent in independent studio work. Artists working in the visual arts and new media will be considered.


The Project intends to enable artists to access the international art market and provide an opportunity to make promising contacts for future projects. We encourage residents to purchase and or bring their own tools/materials for proposed projects.

Work + research + development:

1-4 artists will work together in a project phase over a period of 1 week, on-site upon which surveying, documenting, researching, and foraging can be completed prior to devoted studio time to work towards project(s) completion.

The following is included:


-Travel to and from BZN international airport 
-Use of the facility and internet if available
-Museum and Gallery tours near the location if possible
-Exhibition opportunity or open studio
-Creative Forum



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