America’s early railroads used art prints and advertising art to promote rail travel to national parks. This and other western scenic art awakened a nation to the magnificent beauty of the west found in our national parks.

Artists are invited to become part of this tradition through Mojave National Preserve’s Artist-in-Residence program. Selected individuals will discover and interpret this landscape through their own creative projects. Hosted by national park personnel, these artists will have opportunities to explore, hike and become a conduit for promoting an understanding of the Mojave in new and unique ways.

The goal of the program is to provide artistic and educational opportunities to promote a deeper understanding of and to become part of the dialogue about the natural and cultural resources of Mojave National Preserve.

How to Apply

The Mojave National Preserve Artist Foundation manages the Artists in Residence program. The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization and raises funds for the Kousch Homestead Residence, the new home for Mojave artists with a residency grant.

To apply for a residency and or to donate to this invaluable partner please go to for an application and details.

Last updated: November 20, 2015

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