Voices of the Wilderness

An Alaskan artist-in-residence program where participants are partnered with a wilderness specialist to join in projects such as research, monitoring and education in a remote wilderness setting.  Each opportunity is totally unique, and leaves plenty of time for creating art in the field.

2022 Information 

Sponsored by: USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, and U.S. 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).  International artists are welcome to apply.

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

Coordinator contact: Barbara Lydon at barbara.lydon@usda.gov

Applications are due by 11:59 PM Alaska time March 1, 2022.

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