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Contact: Kevin Bowles Mohr, (305) 242-7752
Contact: General Park Information, 305-242-7700
Contact: Mary Plumb, Public Affairs Officer (Acting), 305-242-7714
AIRIE is now accepting applications for month-long residencies in Everglades National Park from visual and performing artists, writers, and composers.
Spanning the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and most of Florida Bay, Everglades National Park is the only subtropical wilderness in North America. It is known for its rich wildlife, particularly large wading birds, and it is the only place in the world where both alligators and crocodiles coexist.
The Everglades National Park Artist in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) program offers artists the opportunity to live and work in this unique environment for a month at a time. The works completed under this program will contribute to the public understanding and appreciation of Everglades National Park, and will characterize the Everglades for present and future generations, giving park visitors and the general public an opportunity to see our heritage through the eyes, and ears of the contributing artists.
The application can be accessed at the Everglades National Park's AIRIE page under the "How to Apply to AIRIE" link.
http://www.nps.gov/ever/ supportyourpark/ everartistinresidence.htm
More information about the program, including 2013 artists, can be found at www.airie.org
firstname.lastname@example.org Email us if you have any questions.
Check out this great WLRN story on the program:
South Florida is home to the only subtropical wilderness area in the country, Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) is the only program bringing artists to the Everglades. Since 2001, AIRIE has brought over 100 artists, composers, writers and dancers to Everglades National Park for month-long residencies. AIRIE Fellows have the unique opportunity to get to know the ecology of the Everglades by being immersed in it, and then share their perspective through creative public programs.
Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) is a not-for-profit organization generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Puffin Foundation, and with the support of Everglades National Park.