The Mission

“To offer residencies to new and established artists of recognized excellence from around the world to pursue their creative process in a wilderness environment.”

The Program

The Artist-in-Residence program at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is open to artists and artisans whose work can be influenced by this unique northern wilderness setting.  It offers writers, composers and all visual and performing artists and artisans the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the Porkies and express it through their particular art form.

A rustic, timber frame cabin provides accommodations for the artist in residence. "Dan's Cabin" was built as a tribute to Dan Urbanski, founding president of the Friends of the Porkies and award winning photographer.

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Applications closed until January 2022

2022 AIRP Application

(Available January 2022. Click button to download. Then fill in the form & print)

We are enthusiastic in announcing this years artists and hope that continued interest in the AIR program and the Porkies remains high in coming years.

 Selected for 2021:

Andre Venter, photography, & Martha Councell-Vargas, flutist, Kalamazoo, MI

Carol Socks-Parker, clay and mixed media, Rochester Hills, MI

Catherine Danae, needle felting, Prospect, PA

Dawn Russell, watercolor and pastels, Suttons Bay, MI