Residencies

Harpo Foundation Native American Residency at Vermont Studio Center

Photo credit: Matt Neckers

Since 2011, the foundation has awarded two residency fellowships to Native American visual artists at the Vermont Studio Center to support the development of visual artists and the potential for inter-cultural dialog.

In 2020, in accordance with Ed Levine’s bequest, this program is now endowed as the Harpo Foundation Native American Residency at Vermont Studio Center and will provide two full residency fellowships each year 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.

Previous Recipients

Joe Harjo

Joe Harjo

Joe Harjo is a multidisciplinary artist from the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma and is currently working and teaching in San Antonio, TX. His work uncovers the lack of visibility of Native...

Sydney Pursel

Sydney Pursel

Sydney Pursel is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in socially engaged, activist, performance, video and new media arts. Through art she explores personal identity drawing from her Indigenous...

Previous Recipients

Joe Harjo

Joe Harjo

Joe Harjo is a multidisciplinary artist from the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma and is currently working and teaching in San Antonio, TX. His work uncovers the lack of visibility of Native...

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