Grand Canyon Conservancy

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Founded 1932
Grand Canyon, United States


Grand Canyon Conservancy was founded in 1932 as the Grand Canyon Natural History Association by naturalist Edwin “Eddie” McKee. A ranger working on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, McKee saw the need for a park partner that would support interpretive programs and publications about the canyon, and from its beginnings the Natural History Association did just that, funding interpretive talks, research, and scientific papers. In October 1994, Grand Canyon Natural History Association changed its name to Grand Canyon Association, emphasizing an expanding list of services outside the realm of “natural history.” Today, Grand Canyon Conservancy still serves its founding mission—and much more. Membership, book publishing, educational programming, philanthropy programs, and more retail locations were added over the years. Each year, Grand Canyon Conservancy provides millions of dollars and countless service hours to support the priorities of Grand Canyon National Park

Local Information

Grand Canyon Conservancy accepts 3-4 artists annually to live and work at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Residents stay in the historic Verkamp's Residence and receive a modest stipend to offset the costs of meals, travel and supplies. Applications for 2024 being accepted from May 15 - July 31, 2023.

Network Affiliations

  • Alliance of Artist Communities

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