2022 Artist-in-Residence Program Opportunities

The sites listed below are hosting Artist-in-Residence Programs in 2022. Each participating site has its own application process and timeline, so please use the link and information below to connect to a site that interests you.

If you are interested in a BLM-managed area that’s not listed, consider reaching out directly to the site or field office to ask if they have an Artist-in-Residence program or may be planning to start one. A directory of BLM offices is available here.



Dalton Highway (Application deadline April 15, 2022)

Contact: Steve Taylor,



King Range National Conservation Area 

Contact: Sandra Miles,

Partner Artist-in-Residence webpage



Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area

Contact: Kathleen Torrence,


New Mexico

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument  (Application deadline March 21, 2022)

Contact: William Wight,

Partner Artist-in-Residence webpage



Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (Application deadline April 4, 2022)

Contact: Joel Brumm,


Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (Application period closed)

Contact: Mattthew Betenson,



Canyon Country District (Application deadline June 1, 2022)

Contact: Shannon Calabro,


Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument

Contact: Allysia Angus,

Past Artist-in-Residence Program Sites

The BLM piloted its first Artist-in-Residence Program in 2012 at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwest Colorado. The program has since expanded to include other BLM-managed lands, depending on interest, program funding, and available site staff. Below are links to past participants in the BLM Artist-in-Residence Program.



Dalton Highway
Fortymile-Eagle Area
Pinnell Mountain National Recreation Trail  
White Mountains National Recreation Area


King Range National Conservation Area/Shelter Cove Arts & Recreation Foundation


Canyon of the Ancients National Monument


Owyhee Canyonlands Wilderness 
Morley Nelson Birds of Prey National Conservation Area
South Fork of Snake River 


Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area

New Mexico

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument 


Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area


Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 


National Historic Trails Interpretive Center & Casper Field Office