Joshua Tree National Park, in partnership with the Joshua Tree National Park Association, offers opportunities each year for on-site residencies through its Artist-In-Residence (AIR) program. The program offers lodging at the Lost Horse Ranger Station for two to six weeks during the months of March, April, October, and November each year.
In exchange for the adventure of living and working in a national park, the resident artist will have the opportunity to create a body of work and to share their work with the surrounding regional and Southern California communities. AIR artist proposals should be site-specific to Joshua Tree National Park, yet applicants are encouraged to pursue better understanding and dialogue about our national parks, desert landscapes, and the relationship between wildlands and the human spirit.
For additional information about the program and instructions about how to apply for a residency, visit the Joshua Tree National Park Association website. AIR Coordinator Caryn Davidson can be reached at 760-367-3012 and by email.
Did You Know?
With nearly 750 species of vascular plants, Joshua Tree is renowned for its plant diversity. No wonder that when the area was first proposed for preservation in the early 1930s, the name suggested was Desert Plants National Park. More...