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, one to a visual artist and one to a writer, 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 AND WRITERS 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

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

Previous Recipients

2023
Gretchen Potter (writer)
Sarah Rowe (artist)

2020
Lena Tseabbe Wright
Joe Harjo

2019
Wanesia Spry Misquadace
Sydney Pursel

2018
Nathaniel Cummings-Lambert
Ricardo Ruiz

2017
Gerald Clarke
Ryan Flores

2016
Tomahawk GreyEyes
Jeremy Dennis

2015
Rachel Mulvihill
James Angello

2014
Rochelle Kulei Nielsen
Margaret Jacobs

2013
Gina Herrera
Elisa Harkins

2012
Tiffney Yazzie
Ross Chaney

2011
Corey Stein
Mercedes Dorame

Previous Recipients

Joe Harjo

Joe Harjo

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