Artist-in-Residence


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.”

Now Accepting Applications for 2023
Applications must be received by April 22, 2023

2022 AIRP Application
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Application Instructions
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.
Congratulations to the following artists selected for 2022 residencies!

Yelizaveta Renfro, writing, Granger, IN

Nancy Byrum, acrylic painting, Wyandotte, MI

Beth Johnson, paper sculpture, Ann Arbor, MI

Patricia Tinney, watercolor painting, East Jordan, MI

Scott Laursen, film photography, Brimley, MI

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.