Preservation of our natural environment and the fight against climate change will only be successful if there is racial equity in the movement. Historically, Black, Indigenous, People of Color and other marginalized voices have been devalued and suppressed in environmental conversations. AIRIE believes artists have the communicative ability to lead society to a more inclusive and just future.
Over the course of the 2022 season AIRIE is investigating the question, how we can make the outdoors a space of belonging? We ask you, the artist, to engage with this theme and the natural world through your artistic practice as we build new paths forward.
Artists from any discipline should apply if their practice would benefit from:
- Up to a month-long artist residency in the Everglades National Park (in fully furnished and air-conditioned accommodations)
- Financial support through a $4000 fellowship grant
- Connection to scientists, researcher, and practitioners working in the Everglades
- Opportunities to connect with other AIRIE 2022 Fellows
- Public engagement opportunities through AIRIE and Everglades National Park programming, including the annual AIRIE Environment + Art Summit
2022 Fellows will be selected by AIRIE’s National Advisory Committee, a group of highly respected arts leaders and advocates who include: Germane Barnes, Mel Chin, Rev. Houston Cypress, Nasir Dean aka Note Marcato, Blake-Anthony Johnson, Nichole Levy, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Mikhaile Solomon and Amanda Williams. Selections will be made and Fellows confirmed by the end of July 2021.
The application is hosted by CallforEntry.org. All applications must go through the callforentry.org platform.