Mission + History

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Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE)’s mission is to support and enhance the arts and cultural heritage of the Everglades subtropical wilderness through artist residency and public outreach programs.
Carol Hendrickson


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The Everglades

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Since 2001, AIRIE has welcomed over 185 artists, writers, curators, choreographers, musicians and other creatives to its residency program, permeating the national and international art landscape with unique interpretations and stories of the Everglades.
Christina Pettersson Unavoidable Twilight
AIRIE Performance


Artists in Residence in Everglades, Inc. is supported in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts;  the National Endowment for the Arts; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners of Miami Dade County; the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida; the WEGE Foundation, Miami Salon, Florida Humanities Council and private donors.


For the safety and well-being of our artists, community and collaborators, AIRIE has postponed all residency activity and programming in the Everglades. The AIRIE Nest Gallery inside the Ernest F. Coe Visitors Center is closed, as is the main entrance to Everglades National Park, until further notice.

The AIRIE Application for 2021 residencies has been postponed. The application window and new deadline will be announced shortly.

We know that you share our concerns during these uncertain times with the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and appreciate your understanding and support. If you have any questions, please contact us at with the link below.