Yellowstone Artist-in-Residence Program

Yellowstone Artist-in-Residence Program

AIR Agnes MaYellowstone Forever’s Art & Photography Center Artists-in-Residence live and work in Yellowstone and engage with park visitors and gateway communities. They enjoy the opportunity to creatively explore the natural and cultural resources of one of America’s most awe-inspiring landscape, and inspire the next generation of artists in and around Yellowstone National Park.

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About the Program

Art was a major force in the successful efforts to create our first national park, Yellowstone. Thomas Moran’s paintings and drawings and William Henry Jackson’s photographs helped convince Congress in 1872 that this place was uniquely beautiful and valuable. Art has continued 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.

Yellowstone Forever is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. We partner with Yellowstone National Park to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Yellowstone forever.

Our educational programming, products, and services help people enjoy, understand, and appreciate the wildlife, geology, and cultural history of the park. The opportunities Yellowstone Forever provides for volunteerism and community relations develop and engage new stewards for the park. Through thoughtful cultivation and stewardship of people who love the park, Yellowstone Forever is building a broad network of philanthropic supporters dedicated to preserving the park.


AIR Andrew Steiger Pop-UpArtists of all disciplines and experience levels are welcome to apply for the Artist-in-Residence program, from painters to ceramists to poets, emerging to accomplished. Cross-disciplinary artists are encouraged to apply, particularly those who integrate science into their process.

The art residency runs from June 1 to September 30 of each year. One artist will be selected for each two-week period. A board of working artists and Yellowstone Forever staff will review and make the final decisions. Artists must be at least 21 years old.

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Artist-in-Residence Program: What to Expect

Application Requirements

Yellowstone Art & Photography Center