The 2021 Rabbit Island Residency Program will pay you to live on an island for three weeks.

If you are an artist, or know an artist in Michigan, this looks like a very cool opportunity for you. The 2021 Rabbit Island Residency Program is looking for artists to live and work on the island for three weeks. In return, the artists will be paid $3,200 for their time. Only three residencies will be awarded between mid-June and late-September. The program itself is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts along with other contributions from donors.

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The Upper Peninsula island is in Lake Superior and boasts 91 acres of forested land. Rabbit Island is three miles east of Keweenaw Peninsula and is home to amazing wildlife like bald eagles, trout, salmon, and more.

Rabbit Island Residency programs provide time and space to investigate and challenge creative practices in a wilderness environment. Artists live and work on the island for 2-4 weeks, engaging directly with the landscape, responding to notions of conservation, ecology, and sustainability via their research and cultural practices. The residency reflects on the American continent’s four hundred year history of settlement and division of land, and stems from the idea that in a developed society intelligent organization of wild spaces is one of the most civilized things we can pursue...according to

If you are an artist and would like to apply, download the 2021 Residency Application Guide here. After completing the application you can submit it to The deadline for submitting an application is Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at midnight.


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