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Native American Artist Fellowships - Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship

Fellowship to USA Native American Artists in
Southwestern States to Preserve Traditional Arts

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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

Deadline Date:

01/15/18 Postmarked


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A fellowship which provides a $3,000 monthly stipend to Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah Native American visual artists to support residencies at a Santa Fe arts center. The purpose of this award is to preserve the region’s traditional artistic and crafts heritage. Applications will be considered from both emerging and established Native artists. In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive housing, supplies allowance, studio space, and travel reimbursement.

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#: 177372

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Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Term of Contract:

The Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellowship takes place September 1 through December 1.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants to this fellowship must be from a Native community in the Southwestern United States (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah) and work in the visual arts.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applying to artist fellowships is January 15 of each year. Applications must be postmarked by this date.

Notifications will be sent approximately four months after the application deadline.


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

For quesitons, contact :

Elysia Poon, Program Coordinator
(505) 954-7205

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona;   Colorado;   New Mexico;   Utah