From September 2017 through July 2018, SFAI programming will explore Equal Justice and the following questions within the context of of the residency:
- How can art be used to engage systems of power and foster social and racial equity?
- How can community action creatively address accountability and responsibility for equal justice within legal, financial, and social systems?
- How can creative practices bear witness and give testimony to those who suffer injustice, and in the process help to transform systems of structural oppression?
Residency awardees were evaluated on the following criteria: engagement with the Equal Justice theme, the creative excellence of the application, the applicant’s personal and professional merit, the applicant’s potential for professional development through access to a sponsored residency, their capacity to grow through risk-taking new work, and the potential for their proposed project to effect tangible positive social change in marginalized and oppressed communities.
At SFAI, we are artists, innovative thinkers and engaged citizens. We cultivate creative leadership and invest in community, culture, and place to re-imagine a more equitable world.
SFAI implements yearlong thematic programing that addresses pertinent questions facing diverse regional and global communities. By hosting residencies for creative practitioners, fostering partnerships with regional cultural and educational organizations, and integrating social entrepreneurial and education initiatives, SFAI aspires to transform Santa Fe into a hub for positive social change that reflects the greatest needs of our times.