Equal Justice Residents

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.

Adele Balderston
Aditya Rawal
Alicia Inez Guzmán
Ann Janette Lewis
Ato Ribeiro
Bruce McKaig
Cara Levine
Celeste De Luna
Chelsea Weathers
Christina Houle
Community Supported Wellness Collective
Confluence Collective
Crista Ann Ames & Aja Mujinga Sherrard
Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène
Cynthia E. Smith
Darice Polo
Deborah Koenker
Deirdre McDonald
Eileen Shaughnessy & Cathy Rowsome
Ekene Ijeoma
Eliza Myrie
Elizabeth “Oscar” Maynard
Eva Rocha
Feminist Art Museum
Fran Osborne
Gabriel Sosa
Gaëtane Cummings
Gil Arnaud Ngole
Glynn Burroughs Cartledge
Heidi Boisvert
Israel Haros Lopez
Jackie Munro
Jacqueline C. J. Barnes
Jaimie Page Brill
Janet Rogers
Jay Critchley
Jess Zimbabwe
Jessica Lawless
Jody Wood
Kate Daughdrill & Bel Falleiros
La Pocha Nostra
Marco Castro-Bojorquez
Maria Melendez Kelson
Marjorie Beaucage
Mercedes Dorame
Michael Koliner
Michelle Angela Ortiz
Niomi Fawn
Nyame Oulynji Brown
Omar Jevdat Sakr
Outposts of Resistance
Paula Castillo
Peggy Diggs
Pod Liminal
Quenna Lene Barrett
Raheleh (Minoosh) Zomorodinia
Robert García
Rosa Naday Garmendia
Sabine Mirlesse
Sandra Paola López Ramírez
Sara Madandar
Sarah Dahnke
Sarah Schulman
Sarah Shotland
Scott Davis
Shanna Merola
Shaun Leonardo
Shelbie Loomis
Soulaf Abas
Speaking Fruit
Stephanie Dinkins
Storycatchers Theatre
Tamara Ann Burgh
Tan Qian Yi, Moses
Testify:Indigenous Laws + the Arts Collective
Tiger Toe Radical Recess
Tobacco Brown
Touchstone Collaborations
Veena Vasista
Veronica Jackson
Wesley Fawcett Creigh