Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship

The Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) was established in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects.  Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a handsomely appointed room with private bath, a beautiful, well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend. Founded in 1985, the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) provides a unique opportunity for emerging artists to pursue creative projects without interruption. SFAI supports over 50 residents per year and offers a cohesive, arts-focused environment that creates the ideal working conditions for resident artists. Living and studio space is located within a nearly 17,000 square foot complex designed by renowned Mexican architect, Ricardo Legoretta. The unique SFAI environment allows residents to be as interactive or private as they wish. There are no requirements on the work produced during their time at SFAI. One Fellowship is awarded annually to emerging artists who demonstrate:

  • Strong artistic ability and promise
  • An evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development

Application Process and Deadlines The annual application deadline is July 5. Artists must apply online. To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Residency Program Manager Nina Elder at (505) 424-5050 or gro.i1416977807afs@r1416977807edlen1416977807 at the Santa Fe Art Institute.