For Immediate Release
Contact: Cassandra Stalzer, 907-334-0520

Anchorage, AK – Beginning July 1, Rasmuson Foundation will begin accepting applications from Alaska artists and writers interested in fully-funded, two-month residencies in the Lower 48. All eligible Alaska-based artists are invited to apply. The deadline is August 15, and selections will be announced in mid-September.

A free information session about the Artist Residency Program, eligibility requirements and application process will be held at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau July 7 from noon – 1 p.m. Potential applicants are invited to attend in-person or remotely through teleconference/webinar (details below).

Alaska artists who have been selected in prior years of the program are Christine Byl, Ernestine Hayes, Arlitia Jones, Linda Lyons, Rosemary McGuire, Mary Matthews, Jimmy Riordan, Gretchen Sagan, Maria Shell, Sara Tabbert, Michael Walsh, Peter Williams and Sheila Wyne.

Webinar/Teleconference Information
A link to the webinar can be found on the Rasmuson Foundation website.

To join by phone, please dial the phone number five minutes prior to the start of the conference call and enter the passcode.

Dial-In (toll free): 1 (877) 615-4339
Passcode: 8471 067

About the Artist Residency Program
Rasmuson Foundation launched the Artist Residency Program in 2013, which supports eight-week residencies for Alaska artists at Lower 48 organizations and welcomes accomplished artists from Outside to Alaska organizations. The goals of the Artist Residency Program are to support the creative growth of Alaska’s artists and arts organizations, expose Alaskans to new work and creative processes of Lower 48 artists, and introduce Lower 48 communities to unique Alaska perspectives through extended engagements with artists.

About the Foundation
Rasmuson Foundation was created in May 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson to honor her late husband, “E.A.” Rasmuson. The Foundation is a catalyst to promote a better life for all Alaskans. For more information visit