The IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) Program hosts artists for variable-length residencies taking place on the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico, during the Academic year.
Each A-i-R program provides opportunities for Native and First Nations artists to travel to the IAIA campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a meaningful period of art-making and interaction with IAIA students, staff and faculty, and the Santa Fe arts community. Applicants whose work engages with cultural traditions through materials, techniques and subject matter are particularly encouraged to apply.
IAIA generally hosts 8–15 artists each year. The following details are consistent for each A-i-R program.
- $1,500: Stipend for a two-week residency
- $2,250: Stipend for a three-week residency
- $3,000: Stipend for a four-week residency
- $4,500: Stipend for a six-week residency
- $6,000: Stipend for the eight-week residency
Opening and closing receptions, public workshops and demonstrations, classroom visits, critique sessions with students, and events hosted by other organizations in Santa Fe.
Applications are being accepted until April 18, 2022 at midnight.
How to Apply
Fill out and submit the IAIA A-i-R application online. Need help with the online application? Contact our office at (505) 424-5713 or [email protected]. We have staff available during business hours.
Studio Residencies are designed for artists working in historic Native and First Nations art forms, as well as contemporary art forms. Examples of media we are able to support are painting, drawing, beadwork, quillwork, weaving, basketry or other textile and fiber arts, installation art, jewelry, ceramics, hide and leatherwork. We also have spaces and equipment available for artists to use as a secondary part of their residency which include the Fabrication Lab (3D printing, waterjet cutter), Photography Lab, and Printmaking Studio. This residency program is open to all tribally-enrolled Native American or First Nations artists.
The residencies sessions vary in length, with four-week, six-week, and eight-week options.
IAIA Research Center for Contemporary Native Arts
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