International Call for Applicants: 2020 Harpo Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute (NM), with stipend
Deadline: October 1st, 2019
The HARPO Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute is a prestigious award established in 2013 to provide an emerging visual artist with strong artistic ability and an evolving practice, the space and time to explore ideas and start new projects in a residency context at a pivotal moment in their professional development.
The HARPO Emerging Artist Fellow receives:
-$500 travel stipend
-A one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute
-A private room and bath
-A semi-private studio space
-Access to common facilities and basic tools
-A discounted membership to MAKE Santa Fe
-Breakfast food items
– Two communal meals
– Participation in monthly open studios
In 2020, the HARPO Fellowship residency can take place either January 6th – 31st, February 3rd – 28th, March 2nd – 27th, August 31st – September 25th, October 5th – 30th, or November 2nd – 27th.
Eligibility: This fellowship is open to international applicants who are self-defined under-recognized* visual artists** over the age of 25 andnot enrolled in a degree program at the time of the application deadline.
*To determine whether an artist is “under-recognized” the selection committee looks at an artist’s resume and overall presence in the field. If they see that the artist has already achieved a certain amount of prominence and recognition because they have (1) presented their work at venues such as major museums, art centers, international biennales, (2) received multiple notable awards and grants, (3) enjoy the representation of a prominent commercial gallery, they would likely not consider the applicant to be “under-recognized” by the field. As a general rule, the HARPO Foundation prefers that their funding go toward providing opportunities and encouragement to artists who have yet to receive this level of support.
**Visual Artists (e.g., Painting, Illustration, Sculpture, Photography, Printmaking). Creative writing, dance, theater, film, digital/new media, performance art, and site specific installation art fall outside the purview of the HARPO Foundation. However, a proposal with an interdisciplinary approach may be considered as long as it has a strong visual art component.
To apply via slideroom: https://sfai.slideroom.com/#/login/program/50454
Website link: https://sfai.org/fellowships/harpo-fellowship/
About: The Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are under recognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art. We view the definitions of art and artist to be open-ended and expansive.The Foundation’s grant program awards 7-10 grants annually. Grants are made directly to artists to support their development and to non-profit organizations in support of new work by artists.