We invite YOU to join the Wildling family!

Support our work by making a donation now!  Join our Wildling family as a member–get discounts on programs and in the store and insider information our beautiful printed newsletter.  Volunteer your time and experience and help us in any number of ways!  If you care about art and nature and feel that the Wildling enhances our Santa Barbara County community, we hope you get more involved now!  There’s never been a more exciting time to join the Wildling family!

The Wildling Museum welcomes your contributions

If your ideas and work aligns with our mission to inspire our community and visitors to enjoy, value, and conserve wildlife and natural areas through art, please let us know. To start, click on the appropriate application link below:

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.