Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Artist Fellowships

The Indian Arts Research Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico seeks Native and First Nations artists to apply for its upcoming artist fellowships for 2010-2011. Please forward to any artists, list serves, and individuals who may be interested.

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) offers three artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. Each fellowship includes a $3,000 monthly stipend, housing, studio space, supplies allowance, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR. These fellowships provide time for artists to explore new avenues of creativity, grapple with new ideas to further advance their work, and to strengthen existing talents. The fellowships support diverse creative disciplines and can include sculpture, performance, basketry, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, photography, pottery, music, writing, and film.

Artist fellows must live on the SAR campus, complete a project resulting in the creation of one or more works, and make a public presentation at the end of their fellowship. While in residence, artists can access the IARC collection of Native arts for research and study. Additionally, SAR would like to see the fellow's work represented in the object, archives, or photo collection; therefore, the fellowships request the donation of a single piece created while working at SAR. If selected for the fellowship, artists must agree to participate in interviews, photo sessions, video recordings, and exit interviews to document the fellow's process and progress. This information will be entered into the IARC archives to serve as a permanent public record.

Deadline to apply is January 15, 2010. This application cycle includes: the Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship 2010, Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship 2010, and Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Native Women 2011. To download the application, read the FAQ, or find out more about the fellowships, visit: http://artists.sarweb.org

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2010. There are absolutely no exceptions to the date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Any supplementary materials submitted will not be considered or returned. Notifications will be sent approximately four months after the application deadline. Questions may be directed to (505) 954-7205 or poon@sarsf.org.

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