For the first time ever, National Park Service is launching an artist-in-residence program at Ellis and Liberty islands. Three to six lucky artists will enjoy unique access around the historic locations and “an opportunity to see the Statue of Liberty in a different way.” Oh my.

Your theme? To “celebrate the reopening of the Statue of Liberty” in 2012. Want it? Your studio and dorms will be at the New Jersey City University. And you have to submit to a background check. Shunned? ArtInfo points out that the Governor’s Island artist-in-residency program doesn’t require a background check. But no Lady for you.