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Art Institute of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum residency program is for visual artists with training in the visual arts at the post-secondary level, or equivalent experience and exhibition/publication record, whose practice compliments our mission of

“Conservation Through Art Education”

— art related to the appreciation of our natural environment. 

May 2023 Residency – For AFC members only

May 2024 Residency – Open Call

May 2025 Residency – For AFC members only

May 2026 Residency – Open Call

Meet this year's 

Artist in Residence Recipient

During the month-long residency, you'll stay in a quaint, comfortable casita on the Museum grounds surrounded by the magic — and artistic inspiration - of the Arizona-Sonora desert.

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