Art and science were major forces in the successful efforts to create the world’s first national park, Yellowstone.
Thomas Moran’s paintings and drawings, William Henry Jackson’s photographs, and the scientific reports of Ferdinand Hayden helped convince Congress in 1872 that Yellowstone was worth protecting.
Art and science created and conducted in Yellowstone continue to inspire people around the world to preserve places for spiritual rejuvenation, educational opportunities, scientific inquiry, and connection to the beauty of the natural world.
As part of Yellowstone Forever’s work to celebrate the wonder of the park, we are proud to offer three residency programs for artists and scientists working to carry on the work that has connected so many people to this magical place.
Landis Artist in Residence
The Landis Artist in Residence program provides artists the opportunity to continue the history of artistic excellence in the Greater Yellowstone community. The residency runs 4-6 weeks per artist and is located at the park’s northern entrance in Gardiner, Montana.
Landis Scientist in Residence
The Landis Scientist in Residence program carries on the long legacy scientific excellence in the Greater Yellowstone community. The residency runs for 1-6 months per scientist and is located at the park’s northern entrance in Gardiner, Montana.
Art & Photography Center Artist in Residence
Artists-in-Residence at Yellowstone Forever’s Art & Photography Center live and work in Yellowstone for two weeks at a time in the Old Faithful area of the park.