Native American Residency Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center

This Fellowship program was established in 2011 to support the development of visual artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog. Each year, the Foundation has awarded two residency fellowships to Native American visual artists at the Vermont Studio Center. Each Fellow has received a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.

In 2020, with the passing of Harpo Foundation’s founding artist and benefactor, Ed Levine, this program was endowed and will continue in perpetuity.

Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world. The Studio Center provides 4-12 week residencies on an historic 30 building campus along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains.

Two Fellowships are awarded annually to Native American visual artists who demonstrate:
  • Strong artistic ability
  • An evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development
  • A practice that engages a dialogue between the artist’s indigenous world and the surrounding culture
Application Process and Deadlines

The annual application deadline has historically been February 15. However, do to Covid-19, this program is on hiatus until further notice.

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Mara Siegel at 802 635-2727 at the Vermont Studio Center.