Laurel Park Arts

Laurel Park Arts is the cultural initiative of the Laurel Park Association, a non profit organization that offers artistic, educational, spiritual, and cultural programs to residents of Northampton and Western Massachusetts in the historic buildings and grounds of Laurel Park. A central feature of the park is its tabernacle, a beautifully restored, covered outdoor theater and music venue.

LPA runs programs in Laurel Park with the gracious cooperation of Homeowners At Laurel Park (HALP). For questions about living in Laurel Park, email


Click here to see past artists-in-residence.

Laurel Park Arts is seeking applications for an Artist-in-Residence for the 2017 summer season!

The Artist-In-Residence Program (AIR) at Laurel Park Arts is a non-residential, place-based creative laboratory. The selected artist is asked to engage with Laurel Park through its distinct history, architecture, landscape and community. Throughout a period of six months, the AIR is given studio space in Normal Hall to develop creative projects, along with access to the Tabernacle for performances and the Nine-Acre Woods conservation area.  The AIR is asked to offer at least one public presentation, and may participate in the Chautauqua festival during the weekend of July 21. LPA will provide free PR during residency and will host your final exhibit or show. 


Residency runs between late Spring and early Fall, and includes use of one or all of the following:

  • Normal Hall - indoor rehearsal and/or performance space and exhibition area.
  • The Tabernacle - covered outdoor performance space with stage and seating for up to 150.
  • The 9-Acre Woods - outdoor woodlands with path.
  • Parker Chapel - a two-story cottage filled with historic items. Potential studio and exhibition space.

LPA encourages artists and performers of all mediums to apply. Please provide the following with your application:

  • A statement of your intended work, including a description of how this work will engage with Laurel Park, the spaces you wish to utilize, and your expectations for your final show or product.
  • A representation of your past work to include no more than 20 images, no more than 5 minutes of time-based work, or a link to your website.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae.

Applications are due February 3, 2017 by 5pm.


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If you have any questions, please email:

Click here to see past artists-in-residence.