Deadline: October 1, 2016

The Santa fe Art Institute is accepting applications to the Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship. The award was established in 2013 to provide an emerging visual artist who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects.

Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a private room and bath, a private studio space, and a $500 travel stipend. The SFAI environment allows residents to be as interactive or private as they wish. This award is open to international artists who are over the age of 25.
One Fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging artist who demonstrates strong artistic ability and promise with an evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development.

The competitive selection process for residencies at SFAI is primarily based on the applicant’s ability to creatively and critically engage with the theme of the residency season for which they are applying. The selection focuses on the professional experience of the artist, the quality of their past work, and their potential to sustain productive residency at SFAI.

Artists must apply online: Apply here.

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Residency Program Manager Nina Elder at (505) 424-5050 or at the Santa Fe Art Institute.

RESIDENCY THEME 2016-2017 : WATER RIGHTS

The Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) is pleased to announce Water Rights as its next residency and programmatic theme. Northern New Mexico is comprised of many cultures that are distinct in their traditional and evolving relationship to water and water use. Additionally, New Mexico is at the forefront of water conservation, framed in the context of corporate, environmental, and cultural controversies. Because water is seen, now more than ever, as a contested resource, SFAI is committed to bringing together local, national, and global thinkers and creators to collectively expand and revise our knowledge of what we think we know about water rights. From September 2016 through June of 2017, SFAI and its community partners will explore several questions: How do we describe and define the contested space around water? If water use is often parallel to culture, how can cultural activities result in greater models of equity in our water systems? How can diverse practices, from poetic to practical to political, create greater access to these and other parallel resources?