The Bureau of Land Management is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (ONA), sponsored through a partnership between Yaquina Head ONA, the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, and Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses.

Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply!

The selected AiR artist will have the opportunity to work in and around Newport, Oregon while serving as an ambassador for YHONA and the artistic community. Work completed during the residency should connect with landscapes and resources found within YHONA. The residency period will be three and a half weeks, from May 31st – June 23rd, 2024. Depending on schedule and discipline, the artist may be provided an exhibit space at the Newport Visual Art Center or at the Newport Performing Art Center. A monetary award of $2,000 is provided. Please note: housing is not offered.

Application period is open through midnight, April 7th, 2024.

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National Conservation Lands, such as Yaquina Head ONA, are designated to conserve special features and provide exceptional opportunities for recreation and scientific research. The selected artist will be expected to work onsite to develop creative products that help promote public stewardship of the unique natural and cultural resources of Yaquina Head ONA.



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