Artist in Residence Program at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

AIR Collage
A collage of the Artist-in-Residence's donated art works.

NPS Collection

The park's Artist-in-Residence (AIR), program continues a rich heritage of artists who were inspired by the dunes and whose work and words helped move others to preserve this special place along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. The AIR program at Indiana Dunes offers professional artists the opportunity to live along the lakeshore for two weeks giving them uninterrupted time to create art that helps generate increased appreciation and support for the national lakeshore.

In exchange, the artist provides a public program and donates one piece of art created during their stay. The work produced by these artists becomes a permanent part of the park's collection, which will be available for the public to view at various art galleries and other historic locations.

Artist In Residence Logo Image
  • The 2018 Artist-in-Residence program application timeframe is now OPEN.
  • Participants MUST submit applications and required materials postmarked by March 24, 2018 and received by April 1, 2018.
  • To begin, complete the Artist-In-Residence Application.
  • Applicants will be notified their results by mail once Artist-in-Residence winners have been selected.

The Park Connection

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For more volunteer opportunities, contact The Park Connection Office by calling (219) 221-7098 or email us to connect with the Volunteer Program Manager.

Last updated: June 12, 2018

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1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304


(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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