Good Hart Artist Residency 2024

Good Hart Artist Residency 2024

The Good Hart Artist Residency offers 10-21 day residency stays to visual artists, writers, and composers at any stage of their career. Each artist is housed in a private residence with a detached studio and provided with a $500.00 stipend, a kitchen stocked with basic foods, a few home-cooked meals from local hosts, and a quiet setting along the shores of Lake Michigan. Tucked into the woods along the “Tunnel of Trees,” a Scenic Heritage Route, residents can walk into the village of Good Hart, enjoy Lake Michigan and the nearby sand dunes, and explore Northern Michigan’s inland lakes and wetlands. The Good Hart Artist residency generally hosts one resident at a time, offering each artist the time, space, and quiet to focus and create. 

Residency Dates for 2024 and Early 2025

We offer flexibility in scheduling the length of a residency stay. Selected residents will pick a 10-day minimum up to a 21-day maximum residency stay within the following windows of time listed below.

Visual Artist Specific Dates:

July 12-August 2, 2024 (in collaboration with Harbor Springs Farmers Market – community arts engagement)

August 19-September 9, 2024

October 4-25, 2024

April 11-30, 2025

Writer Specific Date:

June 13-27, 2024, Lakeshore Writer Friends

September 11 – October 2, 2024 (in collaboration with Harbor Springs Festival of the Book)

Open to writers and composers:

November 1-22, 2024

December 1-20, 2024 

January 6-27, 2025

February 1-22, 2025

March 1 – 22, 2025

New for 2024, we are adding Lakeshore Writer Friends. This residency welcomes two writer friends to the same property. Dates for Lakeshore Writer Friends: June 13-27, 2024.

Residency Includes:

  • A 10-21 day residency stay in a private, 1,150 sq. ft. home (selected residents are provided a window of time within which they have the flexibility to schedule a stay between 10-21 days in length)
  • Residencies between May – October have use of a detached, private studio space and basic art supplies
  • All food provided, including a fully-stocked and well-equipped kitchen, homemade baked goods, and locally sourced ingredients. 
  • $500.00 stipend
  • Solitary time in a scenic environment, to work, reflect, and recharge, as well as the opportunity for community engagement
  • For parent artists, we are offering a childcare grant of $1,000 to one selected resident to help with the cost of dependent childcare at their home base while they attend a residency in Good Hart. All parent-artist applicants may apply for these funds including artists, writers, and composers, and for any residency time slot. For more details see our parent residency page.
  • Lakeshore Writer Friends will take place offsite on a property near Good Hart.

Application Requirements

Applicants must be pursuing their art, writing, or composing as a professional career. We understand that life is a journey and you may be working toward this goal. Applicants are considered on the basis of their submitted work, interest in the program, and proposed community engagement. Please review our Inclusion and Diversity and Partnership information.

Applications must include:


Statement of intent: tell us about your art, what inspires you, and what you plan to work on during the residency if selected.

Brief summary of a proposed community engagement event or educational workshop to be offered during your residency in collaboration with a local partner. The applicant should indicate in their application if there is a specific partner they would like to work with; otherwise, based on the description of the proposed community event, the Good Hart Artist Residency will try to find a local non-profit partner that aligns. Once a candidate is selected they will work with the Good Hart Artist Residency and a nonprofit partner to plan and coordinate their community event. Note: Some time slots are reserved for specific partnerships. Please review our partner’s page for further information.

Contact information for two references (no letters required)

Application fee of $25.

Visual artists shall submit images of 6-9 examples of artwork. Images should include title, medium and creation date for each work submitted. It is recommended that recent work be submitted.

Writers shall submit three to five pages from a current work in progress and an excerpt of no more than five pages of a completed work. Samples of previously published work must include a link to the published work or information for accessing the published work.  Projects may be in poetry, short stories, novels, essays, plays, screenplays, and/or creative nonfiction.  Writing submissions must be in English, and easily accessible without fee by the jurors. 

Composers shall submit three digital music samples, which may include links to online content and/or live performance videos.

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