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IAIA Seeks Artists for Artists-in-Residence (A-i-R) Program

Apr 15, 2016

The 2016–2017 IAIA Artist-in-Residence Program seeks artists for 1-month residencies taking place on the IAIA campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico, between September 2016-April 2017. (Application deadline for residencies is April 22, 2016, at midnight—please apply now if you are interested at

Dyani White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota/Rosebud Sioux) in the A-i-R Studio

Dyani White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota/Rosebud Sioux) in the A-i-R Studio

Residencies include a $3,000 stipend, housing, meal plan for one person, car rental (if needed), a $200 budget for gas during residency, studio space on campus, $500 materials budget, and airfare to and from IAIA.

Activities for the Artist-in-Residence include Opening and Closing Receptions, One Public Workshop and Demonstration, Two classroom Workshop and Demonstrations, One Student Critique session, and participation in residency program assessment. (This is not a teaching position. This is an opportunity for artists to make their own work while participating in the IAIA community.)

This program provides opportunities for Native and First Nations artists from the selected regions to come to the Institute of American Indian Arts campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a month 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.

Previous A-i-R artists include Glenda Mckay (Ingalik-Athabascan), Jonathan Loretto (Cochiti), Ed Archie NoiseCat (Shuswap/St’itLimx, Salish), Dyani White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota/Rosebud Sioux), Gerald Clarke Jr. (Cahuilla Band of Indians), James Luna (Pooyoukitchum/Ipi/Mexican-American), Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes), Drew Michael (Yupik and Inupiaq), Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe), Royce Manuel (Ak-Mierl Aw-Thum/Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community), Debbie Manuel (Diné), Rory Eler Wakemup (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe), and Natalie Ball (Modoc/Klamath).

Residency Dates

  • September 2–September 30, 2016
  • October 7–November 4, 2016
  • November 11–December 9, 2016
  • January 19–February 17, 2017
  • February 24–March 24, 2017
  • March 30–April 28, 2017

For more information visit, or contact Lara M. Evans (Cherokee Nation) at (505) 424-2378 or

IAIA A-i-R artists Natalie Ball and Rory Wakemup