AIR Selection Process
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve ‘s Artist in Residence Committee is committed to supporting artistic efforts from all mediums that support the preservation of Wilderness and its values. Each year the Committee selects one proposal for the Artist in Residence patrol. The process of selecting each year’s artist(s) in residence is a collaborative one. Each committee member reviews all complete and on-time applications with the questions below in mind. The applications are ranked by each member to facilitate discussion. The committee then meets and discusses each member’s top ranked applications. Committee members may bring any application into the discussion. The final selection is reached by consensus.
Did You Know?
The name of the Arrigetch Peaks in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve comes from the Nunamiut word for "outstretched fingers."