Artist in Residence

Susan Watkins painting at Pakenham

2012 A.I.R. Susan Watkins paints the breathtaking view of College Fiord in Nellie Juan-College Fiord WSA, Chugach National Forest.

2020 Application Season is Open!

It's time to apply for the summer 2020 Voices of the Wilderness Alaskan Artist-in-Residence Program. Sponsored by the US Forest Service, the National Park Service and the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

2020 Application

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2020 Information

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How to Apply

Applications are due by 11:59 PM Alaska time March 1, 2020

Visit our past Artists in Residence and learn about their methods in communicating the meaning of these lands.


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How to Become an Artist in Residence

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, our participating artists are paired with a wilderness ranger 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.

Learn more here.