Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

Artist in Residence
The AIR program is open to visual, literary and performing artists whose work is inspired by the environment and includes the gift of time and space to create. Artists invited to the program are given extraordinary access to our bays, beaches and barrier islands.

Our hope is that the artists’ work will enhance appreciation for our natural environment and spark conversation about nature-inspired art and land conservation.

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast works with you to save land, forever, preserving those special natural lands that shape our cultural heritage, make our region extraordinary, and our quality of life superb. We partner with landowners, businesses, and government to preserve the environmental excellence of our lands and waters in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties.

Our mission is to protect the environmental character, biodiversity and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast by:

  • holding conservation agreements and owning nature preserves
  • educating for responsible land stewardship
  • collaborating with individuals, organizations, and communities