Artists in Residence in Everglades (AIRIE), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is an official partner of Everglades National Park. AIRIE partners with Everglades National Park to support and enhance the arts and cultural heritage of this subtropical wilderness through artist residencies and public outreach programs, as part of the National Park Service (NPS)’s Artist in Residence / Volunteer-in-Park program.
The NPS Artists in Residence program is a nationally recognized NPS Volunteer-in-Park program which embraces artistic and cultural interpretation and exchange between the Park, scientists, visitors, community and artists. The Volunteers-In-Parks program provides a vehicle through which the National Park Service can use voluntary help that is mutually beneficial to the service and the volunteer. The primary objective of this program is to promote the use of the arts, literature and cultural heritage to contribute to the public awareness and appreciation of the Park. The program offers professional visual artists, writers, composers and choreographers an opportunity to live and work in the unique Park environment for one calendar month.
AIRIE works with cultural and community partners across the state to enrich its programs and enhance its educational resources provided to residents and the public.
Community partners include: