Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Accepting Applications for AIR Program

–IVN Thousand Oaks, California

Artists from all disciplines are invited to apply for an artist-in-residence program that seeks to connect young people to the Santa Monica Mountains. “We’re specifically looking for ‘teaching artists,’ meaning they are a participating artist who also engages the community in learning about the arts,” said Tori Kuykendall, a park ranger with Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. “Artists can be either established or emerging, but they must be passionate about using nature to inspire young people.”

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, in partnership with the Santa Monica Mountains Fund, will select four artists and will provide a $2,750 stipend for a three-month term. Artists are required to host an exhibition or performance of either their work or the work created by youth involved in the project. The goal is to connect non-traditional and under-engaged visitors to public lands. Applications must be submitted by November 21.

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2 comments for “Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Accepting Applications for AIR Program

  1. October 29, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Does the Park “provide” groups of students or does the artist have to gather up his/her own? 🙂

    • November 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      In my experience the Parks advertise the classes locally, either by flyers in the visitor center or in the local newspapers, but that has been for one-day adult classes. It sounds like this one has community links and will set up the classes, but best to ask the ranger in charge directly, they are all slightly different (Park Ranger Tori Kuykendall – 805-370-2325). Sounds like a great program.

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