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    Big Cypress

    National Preserve Florida

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  • 2014 Zone 4 Closure

    Beginning at 12:01 am Monday, April 7, 2013, the Zone 4 airboat access within Big Cypress National Preserve will be closed due to low water conditions. More »

  • Turner River Closure

    Turner River is closed due to low water conditions. It is advised that visitors consider paddling Halfway Creek as an alternative. More »

  • Campground Closure

    Beginning January 27, through August 28, Burns Lake Campground will be closed to camping. It will still be accessible for day use and backcountry access, however. More »

  • Interstate 75 Mile Marker 63 Closure

    Beginning summer of 2013, the rest area and backcountry access at Mile Marker 63 will be closed due to construction. More »

  • Portion of Florida National Scenic Trail Closed

    Florida National Scenic Trail as well as its side trails north of Interstate 75 are closed due to the Orange Blossom Fire. More »

Artist-In-Residence Program-How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Artists must submit application materials and art samples exactly as indicated. Insufficient, or excess materials, are causes for application rejection, as is an artist's proposed use of a work already in progress (before your arrival) as a residency project.

If you are interested in being considered for one of our opportunities, please provide:

  1. Resume
  2. Entry form
  3. Contact information
  4. Artist statement of work
  5. Six electronic examples of your work
  6. Dates that you wish to conduct your residency (please provide two or three options).

To download a printable entry form, click here. Once your application package is complete, please mail to the following address:

Attn: Coordinator, Artist-In-Residence Program
Big Cypress National Preserve
33100 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee, FL 34141

Calendar for 2015-2016
Entries are accepted for the 2015-2016 Artist-In-Residence Program with postmarks dated September 1, through November 30, 2014. Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be considered.

Notifications will be made to finalists by February 28, 2015.

The Selection Process
A panel of professionals from diverse artistic disciplines will choose participating artists. Selection is based on artistic merit, the Statement of Purpose, and appropriateness to a national park residency.

Program Management
Big Cypress National Preserve's Artist-In-Residence Program is managed by the Division of Interpretation. It is one of the founding and longest running programs in the National Park System. The works completed under this program contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of our national parks and create a legacy preserved for future generations.

 
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Past Artist-In-Residence caught in the act of creating a work of art.

Did You Know?

Airboat traveling through wet prairies.

Airboats are one of the approved ways to access remote areas of Big Cypress National Preserve. Remember, all off-road vehicle access requires a valid permit, and visitors operating ORVs need to know the legal areas they can operate.