Tree Circus  Patrick Dougherty

Artist-in-Residence 2017

Picture Frame - Jaakko Pernu.

Artist-in-Residence 2014

Artistic direction and development of an international sculpture park dedicated to the interpretation of the environmental and industrial heritage of the Blackfoot Valley.

Key Role:

  • Curation
  • ​Development of the artist-in-residence programme
  • Fund-raising
  • Grant writing
  • Community awareness
  • Development of primary and secondary education programme
  • Website and social media development
  • Community outreach programme
  • ​Liase with third level institutions, government agencies, museums and environmental organisations.

Key Achievements:

  • ​Montana Tourism Cultural Heritage Award (2019)
  • Lewis and Clark County Historic Preservation Award (2019)
  • ​Montana Governor's Arts Award 2020
  • 50,000 visitor attendance in 2020.
  • Creation of Cultural Tourism hub in a rural community.
  • Curation of 18 large scale sculpture installations.
  • Development of a summer music programme.
  • ​Fund raised over $500,000 to deliver sculpture park programming. 
  • ​Video and photographic archival documentation.

Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild

International Sculpture Park

Lincoln, Montana

​2013- 2022

Role: Artistic Director/Curator