Created in 2009, the CAIP program highlights the connection between a local artist and the surrounding landscape, particularly Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments, according to a news release.
The community artist creates work within the participating National Park Service units during a minimum of six visits per month, April through November, and shares his or her inspiration and creative process with visitors from around the world. The artist’s work may be sold in the Arches and Canyonlands National Park bookstores.
Artists must be residents of Grand or San Juan counties.
Program details, short videos by former community artists, and more application information are available online at the websites for the four southeastern Utah parks: www.nps.gov/arch; www.nps.gov/cany; www.nps.gov/hove; and www.nps.gov/nabr.
Applications must be received by July 31.
Applications and questions may be directed to Sharon Brussell at 435-719-2142 or emailed to Sharon_Brussell@nps.gov.
Chad Niehaus, the Community Artist in the Parks Liaison, may also be contacted for program information at 435-259-9314 or via email at Chad@waterpocketpress.com.