Family Residency Initiative


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SFAI recognizes the lack of residency opportunities for artists to be able to take advantage of residencies without having to leave their children behind. We do our part to close that gap by offering an environment that supports both creative opportunities and the needs of artists with children.

Parent artists apply through SFAI’s annual thematic residency application. Families are hosted in July. Parent artists apply through SFAI’s annual thematic residency application, available here.

Within the thematic residency year we set aside the month of July specifically to host artists and other creative practitioners with families and provide them the opportunity spend time developing work or continuing a project that engages with the annual residency theme.

Applications typically open the September prior to the start of the residency year applied for and remain open for 3 months, closing around the first of the next year.

Beginning with “Equal Justice” in Fall of 2017, we will award up to 60 sponsored residencies to artists of all disciplines as well as content experts across other fields of creative inquiry. This initiative to sponsor residency fees is a direct response to a global rise in intolerance and division, and the increasingly critical role for institutions like SFAI to foster social equity.

Through the sponsored thematic residency, SFAI offers living and working space for one to three months in our beautiful, Ricardo Legorreta-designed building within Santa Fe. Each residency includes a fully furnished, private apartment and bath, communal kitchen, dining, and living room areas, laundry facilities, gallery / installation / event space, access to outdoor spaces and interior courtyards, a contemporary art library, basic foodstuffs, and bicycle access. SFAI subsidizes all the above at no cost to residents in our commitment to supporting individuals dedicated to positive social change through creativity.

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact our Residency Program Manager at




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Tannaz Farsi

Charbel Samuel Aoun

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Gina Adams

Margarita Cabrera

Carolina MacWright Rubio

Omer & Tal Golan

Rigoberto Gonzalez



Duane McDiarmid

Rocío Sáenz

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Stephanie Diamond

Ian Kimmerly



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Edie Tsong

Helen Knowles

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