Beginning with “Equal Justice” in Fall of 2017, SFAI will award up to 60 sponsored residencies to artists of all disciplines as well as content experts across other fields of creative inquiry. This initiative to sponsor residency fees is a direct response to a global rise in intolerance and division, and the increasingly critical role for institutions like SFAI to foster social equity.
We seek to broaden accessibility to the residency experience and increase collective knowledge about each annual theme by bringing together artists with other innovators in disciplines such as architecture, planning, policy, education, science, health, law, and activism. We strategically integrate artistic experimentation, scholarship, and community engagement through collaborative research and works that transcend the limits of traditional disciplines and create new forms, narratives, and approaches to address the central issues of our time.
Together, we can cultivate creative leadership and invest in community, culture, and place to re-imagine a more equitable world. The new application deadline is February 12, 2017, and is available here.