Dry Tortugas National Park Artist in Residence

All Disciplines
Organization National Parks Arts Foundation
Deadline September 30, 2023

This is a truly unique experience! The National Park Artists team will spend a month virtually alone in the historical lighthouse keeper’s house on an islet with all sorts of tropical flora and fauna, including endangered Loggerhead turtle nesting grounds. Open to all artists, writers musicians or performance artists.

Loggerhead Key is the largest island of the Dry Tortugas. Covering about 49 acres, it is the site of the Loggerhead lighthouse, constructed in 1857. The Loggerhead Key lighthouse is now being restored and the isle is known or the iconic Carnegie Marine Biological Laboratory (1904-1939). It was also formerly the location of the “Tortugas Laboratory”, built and operated by the Carnegie Research Institute, for tropical research, from 1904 until 1939.

Loggerhead Key is known for its picturesque blue waters, Loggerhead turtles, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and the vast assortment of birdlife that frequent the area.

NPAF’s past artists in residence at Dry Tortugas National Park include Carter McCormick & Paula Sprenger whose National Park inspired films are on Amazon Prime and receiving very high praise, Anna Glynn and Peter Dalmazzo, The Flying Tortuga Brothers, and Julie and Matthew Chase-Daniel, who wrote a book, THE BLUE FOLD, about their experience on Loggerhead Key during and after Hurricane Irma and many others.

March 2024 residency, with $4,000 Stipend.