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AIRIE Residency: Artist Perspectives

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Fellows live and work in the AIRIE Lab: an air-conditioned, furnished apartment with a kitchen, bathroom, laundry, screened porch and guest bed facilities. The apartment is large enough to provide for working studio space, and is located in the Royal Palm area which is near Park Headquarters, the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, the Anhinga Trail. The apartment is approximately 15 minutes by car from the nearest towns of Florida City and Homestead, where supermarkets, supply stores and other resources are readily found.



Accepted residents will need to bring personal clothing, gear, food and supplies. The AIRIE Lab is stocked with towels, linens, pots, dishes, a TV (which only plays DVDs), and one week of dinners. A bicycle is available for use at the Lab, however a car is highly recommended and is necessary to reach the nearby towns and to access the far flung parts of the Everglades ecosystem.

Artists are expected to leave the accommodations neat and clean and to comply with all regulations and standards governing park employees and visitors. Artists should be self-sufficient and also willing to work closely with park staff and the local community to achieve program goals.


The Everglades

The Everglades has seasons: The dry, winter season begins in October and ends in April. The hot, wet summer season generally runs from April to October, and is known to brings mosquitoes and incredible thunderstorms to the Park. During summer season, we recommend artists bring rain gear which might include a rain jacket, poncho, rain boots.


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.