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Artist-in-Residence Sites for 2014 - 2015

The BLM piloted its national AiR program in 2012 at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwest Colorado.  For 2014 -2015, participating sites include:


The Eastern Interior Field Office hosted two artists-in-residence in 2014.

BLM White Mountains National Recreation Area

The application period has closed for 2014.

Watch for more information on the White Mountains Facebook page.

Another new Artist-in-Residence program was held in the summer of 2014  at the campground near Historic Fort Egbert in Eagle, AK. For more information, contact the BLM AiR program at 907-474-2321 (Craig Tanner) or


Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Marble Canyon, AZ

2014 was the first year of the program, which is being run by the Friends of The Cliffs. An artist has already been selected. For information contact the BLM monument manager, Kevin Wright at 345-688-3200 or or Friends of The Cliffs.


Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (CANM)

The National Monument sought two Artists-in-Residence for 2014. Applicants spend at least one week developing artwork representative of CANM, which will be featured as part of the BLM's national Artist-in-Residence Program.


Bruneau-Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness

Idaho BLM will be hosting an artist in the Bruneau/Jarbidge River System, a 50-mile area of exceptional natural beauty.  The artist is expected to participate in a float trip with Boise District wilderness rangers and biologists.

Owyhee River Wilderness

An artist will be able to participate in a backcountry experience on the 500,000 acres of the Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness Areas.



Applications for 2015 are being accepted through January 31, 2015


Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah

The application period has closed for this year.  Artists participated in the Escalante Canyon Arts Festival in September 2014.

Alaska's White Mountains Artist-in-Residence will stay in the Wickersham Trail Shelter, which includes two bunkds, a woodstove, propane cookstove and lantern, cooking counter, and picture window.