The BLM Artist-in-Residence program offers opportunities public lands for painters, photographers, potters, sculptors and other artists to promote deeper understanding of, and dialogue about, the significance of natural, cultural, and historic resources on public lands managed by the BLM – including the National Landscape Conservation System.
The BLM Artist-in-Residence program is managed at the local level by a participating BLM field office. Each participating field office has the flexibility of crafting their Artist-in-Residence program as it best suits their needs and resources while keeping within the overall program guidelines.
Combine your passion for creativity and the outdoors in the BLM Artist-in-Residence program. Whether you paint, sketch, compose, sculpt, take photographs, make pottery, or create other types of art, you can be inspired by the beauty of the public lands and your work can inspire others.
2022 Artist-in-Residence Painted Mountains Tour
For the first time in Bureau history, the BLM Artist-in-Residence program will feature a multi-site tour, as Native American jazz trumpeter Delbert Anderson and his ensemble D’DAT visit six National Conservation Lands sites in June and July 2022.
Anderson and D’DAT will spend a day at each location researching Indigenous land stories and music, then a second day holding a workshop in which students will help compose two original pieces of music. They will conclude a final, third day with an outdoor public performance to celebrate America’s public lands.
Artist-in-Residence Poster Series