Currently, the National Park Service offers 29 different Artist-in-Residence programs in 25 states. For this final off-grid residency profile, Joshua Tree National Park AIR program was chosen to represent these somewhat obscure, and possibly underutilized, federal resources.
Featured Topic: Art and Privilege
Using the theory of intersectionality (the idea that various and discrete forms of oppression are interrelated) as a starting point we will spend the next four months working in partnership with guest editors to examine privilege (both in and through art) from feminist, class, geographic, queer and black perspectives.
APRIL: This month we have partnered with The Artist as Debtor/artanddebt.org to consider class privilege (particularly in terms of debt) as it relates to artists and society at large.