view of the white AIRIE Cabin through the Slash Pines and green grass

view of the white AIRIE Cabin through the Slash Pines and green grass

interior of the AIRIE Cabin with view of the bed, desk, dining table, and screened in porch

interior of the AIRIE Cabin with view of the bed, desk, dining table, and screened in porch

AIRIE Fellows and Friends on a Slough Slog. Knee deep in water, surrounded by Cypress trees, wearing colorful ponchos, and smiles.

AIRIE Fellows and Friends on a Slough Slog. Knee deep in water, surrounded by Cypress trees, wearing colorful ponchos, and smiles.

Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) Residency Program

Homestead, FL, United States

AIRIE’s residency program provides artists the opportunity to live and work inside Everglades National Park, the largest tropical wilderness in the United States. We connect artists with park rangers, scientists, biologists, cultural historians, and community leaders to promote the understanding of the unique ecosystem of the Everglades, and our environment at large.

Experiences are tailored to the interests of each individual artist, creating opportunities for independence and solitude, as well as interaction, collaboration and public engagement.

Contact

1951 NW 7th Ave
Suite 600
Miami, FL 33136
United States

Year Founded
2001
Context
Suburban
Remote
Residency Structure
Embedded in a national park or land trust
Residency Program Type
Research
Experiential
Residency Length
1 month - 1 month
Languages
English
Average Number of Artists in Residence at a Time
1
Collaborative Residency
May apply as a team
Discipline
Drawing
Interdisciplinary Arts
Mixed Media
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Visual Arts
Blacksmithing
Book Arts
Ceramics/Clay Arts/Pottery
Costume/Fashion Design
Digital Fabrication
Fine Metals/Jewelry
Glass Arts
Installation Arts
Paper Arts
Textile & Fiber Arts/Weaving
Woodworking
Criticism
Fiction
Journalism
Literary Nonfiction
Literature
New Genres
Nonfiction
Playwriting
Poetry
Screenwriting
Translation
Writing
Acting
Choreography
Dance
Performance Art
Theater
Music
Opera
Symphony
Animation
Augmented Reality
Computing
Digital Media
Documentary
Electronic Arts
Film
Moving Image
Multimedia Arts
Photography
Sound Art
TV + Radio
Virtual Reality
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Architecture
Environmental Arts
Landscape Architecture
Public Art
Social Practice
Storytelling
Urban Planning/Design
Biology
Ecology
Environmentalism/Conservation
Science
Art Conservation
Art Education
Art History
History
Philosophy
Companions
N/A
Country of Residence
Open to artists based anywhere in the world
Stage of Career
Emerging
Mid-career
Additional Expectations/Opportunities
Donate a work of art
Participate in public programming
Give artist talk or presentation
How does your residency program support artists?
Opportunity to be in another context
Opportunity to travel
Immersion in new culture and/context
Unstructured time
Unrestricted funding
Research support
Inspiration from natural environment
Inspiration from cultural context
Opportunities to develop relationships with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to collaborate with local or regional artists/arts organizations
Opportunities to develop relationships with other artists/residents
Opportunities for work with the local community
Additional Eligibility Information

AIRIE invites emerging or professional artists, writers, curators, choreographers, musicians and other creatives who want to contribute to the interpretation and communication of environmental themes through the inspiring nature of Everglades National Park.

• Emerging or Professional artists in any artistic discipline, including (but not limited to) visual, performing, literary arts

• 21+ Years of Age

• Pursuing research & development stage of artistic project/explorations

• Eligible to travel to the United States*

*AIRIE is not responsible for procuring or sponsor visas to the United States

Number of Artists Accepted in Most Current Year
10
Total Applicant Pool in Most Current Year
550
Artist Stipend
4000
US Dollar (USD)
Travel Stipend/Material Stipends
0
US Dollar (USD)
Residency Fees
0
US Dollar (USD)
Grant/Scholarship/other Funding Support
0
US Dollar (USD)
Application Fee
20
US Dollar (USD)
Application Type
Open application
What does your program provide during the residency experience?
Manual / handbook before arrival
Communication before arrival to discuss accommodations, medical conditions, or other health needs
Orientation upon arrival
Contact info for accessibility requests for event/programming
Is your campus wheelchair accessible?
Partially Accessible
Additional Accessibility Information

We welcome everyone to our residency and are committed to making our programs and events accessible. Please inform us of accessibility needs (including limited mobility) to allow us to provide seamless access and a positive residency experience. We will gladly make additional accommodations with advance notice.

Caregiver/Aide/PCA
Case by case consideration by staff
Accessibility Contact Name
Jane Thayer
Accessibility Contact Email
jthayer@airie.org
Accessibility Contact Phone Number
Other Services/Aids Offered in Residency + Other Programming

Please click here to refer to accessibility aides offered within the National Park that can be provided during the AIRIE residency. 

How much of the residency experience can artists with limited mobility participate?

AIRIE will work with residents with limited mobility in advance to make sure accommodations are in place for a successful residency experience. There are many areas of the Everglades that can be accessed with limited mobility. Please click here for more information on mobility in Everglades National Park. 

Please briefly describe the facilities and areas of the campus that are NOT accessible.

A majority of the Everglades are covered in water accessible through slogging or boat. One activity artists can participate in is called a Slough Slog and is described as strenuous: Wade through the River of Grass into the shadows of a "gator hole" or a cypress dome. Wear lace-up shoes, socks and long pants that can get wet or muddy. This type of activity may not be accessible for individuals with limited mobility. 

Type of Housing
Private housing on campus (individual apartment/cabin/house)
Accessible Housing
Partially Accessible (50% or more)
Housing for Companion And/or Caregivers
N/A
Accessible Communal Spaces
N/A
Additional Housing Information
Access to laundry on campus
WIFI available in housing
Heat and Cool control managed by resident
Meals Provided
Food stipend provided
Additional Meals Information
Other
Computer/Internet Access
Computer and internet connection provided in studio area (private)
Wireless Internet (WIFI)
Studios/Facilities Details

AIRIE is a research and development residency without studio space available for making. There is space within the apartment for some making projects. 

Studios/Special Equipment
Private Studios
Studios/Facilities Accessibility
Partially Accessible (50% or more)