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Native American Artist Fellowships - Ron and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship

Fellowship to a USA, Canada, or Mexico Native
Artist to Study and Create Traditional Native Art

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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School for Advanced Research (SAR) - Indian Arts Research Center (IARC)

Deadline Date:

01/15/19 Postmarked


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Fellowship of $3,000 per month to a USA, Territories, Canada, or Mexico established or emerging native artist for the opportunity to explore and develop traditional Native art. Funding includes the monthly stipend, as well as housing, supplies allowance, studio space, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR (School for Advanced Research).

These fellowships provide time for artists to explore new avenues of creativity, to grapple with new ideas to further advance their work, and to strengthen existing talents. The fellowships support diverse creative disciplines and can include sculpture, performance, basketry, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, photography, pottery, writing, and film and video.

Artist fellows must live on the SAR campus, complete a project resulting in the creation of one or more works, and make a public presentation at the end of their fellowship. While in residence, artists can access the IARC collection of Native arts for research and study. Additionally, SAR would like to see the fellow’s work represented in the object, archives, or photo collection; therefore, IARC requests the donation of a single piece created while working at SAR. If selected for the fellowship, artists must agree to participate in interviews, photo sessions, video recordings, and exit interviews to document the fellow’s process and progress. This information will be entered into the IARC archives to serve as a permanent public record.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166375

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Each fellowship includes a $3,000 monthly stipend, housing, studio space, supplies allowance, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR.

Term of Contract:

The fellowship runs from June 15 through August 15.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from people indigenous to North America and its current outlying territories. This includes Canada, the United States, and Mexico.

Please note that the Dubin Fellowship is dedicated to supporting traditional Native artistry only.

You must be at least 18 years of age by the application deadline. There is no upper age limit.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applying to all artist fellowships is January 15 of each year. Applications must be postmarked by this date. If January 15 falls on a Sunday or a holiday, then you must have your application packet postmarked by January 16.

Emailed or faxed applications will not be accepted.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send applications to:

Indian Arts Research Center
School for Advanced Research
Attn: Native Artist Fellowships
P.O. Box 2188
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2188

If you have further questions, please contact Donna Ruscavage, Grants Manager, at (505) 954-7205 or

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.