The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature welcomes your ideas and artwork that align with our mission to inspire our community and visitors to enjoy, value, and conserve wildlife and natural areas through art.

To apply online, click on the appropriate link below:

  • Art Exhibit Application
  • Speaker Application
  • Educational Workshop Application
  • Gift Shop Vendor Application
  • Wildling Museum Volunteer Application

  • If you have any technical issues with the online applications, we would be happy to provide you with an email PDF, or you can pick up a paper copy at the Museum. Please contact or 805.686.8315 for assistance.

    Overview of the application process:

    First, we will notify you if we think it’s a good fit. Once we have received your completed application, the appropriate museum staff will review your information. Depending on the volume of applications we are processing, it could take several weeks to hear back from us. Please keep in mind that we schedule our exhibits years in advance and programming months in advance, so please plan accordingly.

    Secondly, we will set up an appointment. If your application is a fit with the museum, we will set schedule a date to discuss the details. Please do not show up unexpectedly, as the staff person you need to speak with might not be available. We love the community of artists, volunteers, and instructors who collaborate with us and it is important to us that each receive the appropriate attention.

    Finally, we will complete any necessary forms and agreements. Each opportunity at the Museum has a unique set of forms and agreements that are specific to each case. You can expect to work with the Museum staff during this process and receive assistance as needed.