A prominent panel drawn from varying fields of expertise as professional artists, curators, or educators in the designated disciplines, along with park personnel, will review materials submitted. Selections will be made on the basis of merit and how a candidate's work can advance the mission of Everglades National Park and the National Park Service as well as enhance the growth of the artist's work. Selections will be made without regard to race, religion, sex, disability, marital status, age or national origin.
A USEFUL TIP: Although quality and suitability are always the primary criteria for selection, AIRIE is a small and highly competitive program. The most competition is for the prime months of winter for comfort in the Glades. Therefore, applicants have a better chance of selection if they make their second and third choices during the warmer months.