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The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program offers artists focused time to creatively explore Fire Island National Seashore's natural and cultural features during a two-week residency on Fire Island. The seashore's, "dynamic landscapes, beach communities, and maritime heritage provide compelling subjects," said Chief of Interpretation and Education Kathy Krause.
Emerging and professional artists of all disciplines may apply for the AIR program, during which they live in the park while developing a body of work. Up to four residencies will be awarded through a juried application process based on artistic merit and project proposal. Participating artists contribute to the park's public outreach efforts by conducting presentations, workshops, and/or showcasing their work in an exhibit.
Thirteen artists from disciplines including visual art, sound art, literary art, and mixed media have participated in the Seashore's program since its 2013 launch.
For more information about the program and to download a submission checklist and application, please visit www.nps.gov/fiis or e-mail us.