Applications now open, deadline June 1, 2019.
Applications for Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE) will be accepted April 1, 2019 – June 1, 2019. Residencies take place January – December 2020.
AIRIE invites artists, writers, choreographers, composers and scholars to apply for its 2020 residency opportunity. In partnership with the Everglades National Park, AIRIE operates a live/work residency with a mission to support and enhance the arts and cultural heritage of the Everglades subtropical wilderness. Artists live, work and create in the Everglades for one-month periods, occupying a small apartment inside the park and interacting at different levels with AIRIE, Park representatives and the public.
Residents are provided a $1000 mini-grant from AIRIE, a furnished, air-conditioned studio apartment inside the park, 24/7 access to the over 1.5 million acres of Everglades and are introduced to park rangers, scientists, biologists, artists, cultural and community leaders that enhance their understanding of the unique and fragile ecosystem of the Everglades. Residency experiences are tailored to the interests of each individual artist, creating opportunities for independence and solitude, as well as interaction, collaboration and public engagement as each artist desires.
Each artists/artist group is provided a mini-grant of $1000, a furnished, air-conditioned apartment, 24/7 access to the Everglades National Park and introductions to park rangers, scientists, biologists, cultural and community leaders.
New this year: AIRIE is launching a Diversity and Inclusion Award for residents as part of a wider Diversity Initiative program, aimed at celebrating and supporting the careers of emerging artists of color by working to remove or reduce economic barriers, expand access to this unique opportunity and promote inclusion among Artists in Residence in Everglades programs, artists and applicants.
Thanks to the generosity of the Wege Foundation, up to $2500 for up to 3 selected residents will be awarded for the 2020 Artists in Residence in Everglades cycle. This award is presented in addition to the $1,000 mini-grant each resident receives and will be announced in August along with the 2020 AIRIE artists.
All potential applicants are invited to attend three free public events that will elaborate upon the resident experience, explain the application process, and offer opportunities to attend and engage with AIRIE staff and former residents. More details are available at www.airie.org/events/list/.
Tuesday, April 23, 6-8pm: Artist Talk and AIRIE Application Q&A at Gramps, 176 NW 24 Street in Miami, Wynwood
Sunday, May 19, 5-6:30pm: Author Talk and AIRIE Application Q&A at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue in Coral Gables
Wednesday, May 22, 7-8:30pm: AIRIE Application Info Session at Bakehouse Art Complex, 562 NW 32 Street in Miami
AIRIE Applications are received online through Submittable, a web-based application manager, and reviewed by a prominent panel of regional leaders and experts in their respective fields. The 2020 AIRIE Application Panel includes:
- Dale Andree, Choreographer and Founder of NWD Projects
- P. Scott Cunningham, Writer and Founder of O, Miami, University of Wynwood and Jai Alai Book
- Suzanne Delehanty, Independent Curator and Museum Advisor
- Ashlee Mack, Pianist, Khasma Piano Duo, Director of Piano Studies at Knox College
- Rene Morales, Curator, Perez Art Museum Miami
- James Romig, Composer, Professor at Western Illinois University, 2019 Pulitzer Prize Finalist
- Nathaniel Sandler, Writer and Founder of Bookleggers
- Mikhaile Solomon, Designer, Arts Advocate and Director/Founder of Prizm Art Fair
- Mindy Solomon, Gallery Owner
- Juan Valadez, Director, Rubell Family Collection
- Dr. Kristie Wendelberger, Outdoor Education And Outreach Coordinator, Everglades Foundation
- Pioneer Winter, Choreographer and Director, Pioneer Winter Collective
- Sasha Wortzel, Artist, Filmmaker and Director of Access and Community Programs at Whitney Museum
More information about the residency program, selection process, what is expected of residents, FAQs and details about the residency at airie.org/residency/info.