Alaskan artist-in-residence program


Sponsored by US Forest Service, National Park Service & US Fish & Wildlife Service

Residencies open to: Art professionals in all media – visual(two and three dimensional: photographers, sculptors, painters, etc.), audio(musicians, singers, composers), film (video/filmmakers), performance artists, and writers (poets, fiction, essays, storytellers).

Residency period: Typically June through August; dates & length of residencies vary.

Coordinator contact: Barbara Lydon at blydon@fs.fed.us

The Voices of the Wilderness artist residency is a unique opportunity. It is modeled after traditional residencies in the national parks…with a twist. Instead of staying at a remote wilderness cabin, participating artists are paired with a wilderness specialist and actively engaged in stewardship projects, such as research, monitoring, and education. The idea is to give artists a sense of the stewardship behind America’s public lands, fostering an artistic exploration of these natural and cultural treasures. The hoped-for result is artwork that communicates something of the meaning of these lands.

To find out more about this amazing program, download the information packet and application below.

Alaska Geographic is hosting this information on behalf of our partners. Alaska Geographic does not have any influence in selecting participants for the “Voices of the Wilderness: Alaska Artist-in-residence program”. Direct inquiries and applications as noted in the information below.