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.

Now Accepting Applications for 2023
Applications for the 2023 season must be received by February 14, 2023

2023 AIRP Application
(Click button to download. Then fill in the form & print)
Application Instructions
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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Art Gallery
We are enthusiastic in announcing this year's artists and hope that continued interest in the AIR program and the Porkies remains high in coming years.