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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. 

During the month-long residency, you'll teach a 1-day class related to your creative practice. You'll stay in a quaint, comfortable casita on the Museum grounds surrounded by the magic — and artistic inspiration - of the Arizona-Sonora desert.

Residency includes paid domestic travel, a $750 stipend, accommodations for two, exhibition space during your term to display work you bring or make, and a 1-month All-Access Membership for 2 ($100 value).