Facility: The Gardiner-based Yellowstone Forever Art and Science Residence is a duplex home located on a residential street in Gardiner, Montana at the North entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
The residence will house both artists and scientists simultaneously. The scientist will reside on one level of the duplex with shared laundry access and a work space. Each level has two bedrooms with a queen size bed in one and two twin size beds in the other. The facility can accommodate a limited number of family members. If interested in bringing your family, please indicate this in your application form. The housing space is fully furnished and includes bedding for the three beds and a kitchen stocked with appliances and utensils.
The Heritage and Research Center is also located in Gardiner and houses Yellowstone’s museum collection, archives, herbarium, research library, and archeology lab. The collection is one of the largest in the National Park system with several million items.
The scientist will also have access to the Yellowstone Forever Institute’s Library.
Collaboration: Please have one person listed as the main applicant and include your specific needs for lodging and workspace. Each member must supply an individual resume as part of the application.
Travel: Entry fees into the park will be covered by Yellowstone Forever. Residents are responsible for finding their own transportation to Gardiner, MT. Yellowstone National Park is 2.2 million acres with 466 miles of road and a vehicle is necessary to fully experience all the park has to offer. Travel expenses will not be reimbursed.
Communication/Internet: Gardiner has cell phone service and Wifi is also provided to the resident. Cell service is limited when traveling in the interior of the park.
Food: Residents are required to provide all their own food and meals. The residence has a complete kitchen stocked with basic cooking essentials. Gardiner has a grocery store and several restaurants.
Materials: Yellowstone Forever provides a work space in the Landis Residency with basic supplies, hardware, and furniture. The resident must provide all their own materials for their personal projects.
Weather: Throughout the summer months the weather in Yellowstone can range from 90 degrees during the day to 30 degrees at night. Winters in Yellowstone can be brutal with highs at 32 degrees and dropping below -20 degrees. The resident should be prepared to handle a variety of weather events and should check the forecast before arrival.
Public Programs: We ask Gardiner-based residents prepare a one hour presentation to be given either at the Yellowstone Forever office building in Gardiner or during the Science on Tap program through the Sage Lodge located in Paradise Valley.
Pets: Pets are not allowed in the residence due to allergies and the limited access for pets to be in the park. Service animals are allowed and please disclose this information in your application.
Smoking: Smoking is not allowed in the residence or the grounds of the building.
Fees: The application process is free. Residents will be provided with housing in a fully-furnished home overlooking the Yellowstone River for a modest lease rate of $75/week. Residents must submit a $200 cleaning deposit.