We Believe Artists are Keystone Species of a Healthy Human Ecology


Western Montana’s place-based Arts and Ecology Artist in Residence (Pilot) program, Open AIR, connects artists with unique sites to promote cross-sector dialogue and collaboration, particularly between the arts and ecology and arts and sciences.

Open AIR is a project of Western Montana Creative Initiatives

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Based out of Missoula, Montana, artists are paired with interesting sites in Western Montana for a unique Artist-in-Residence experience.

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Take Action

Ready to take the next step? Apply to be an artist-in-resident.


Get involved

Join our board, or find volunteer opportunities here!


WMCI and its residency program Open AIR are proud members of: