Please read the Residency Information page before beginning your application. Use the process described on this page if you are applying for a general residency, a Witter Bynner Poetry Translation residency or the Emerging Artist Fellowship. For other residencies, visit the Residency Information page or Fellowships page.

SFAI uses an online application process using Slideroom. Electronic applications are not required but are STRONGLY preferred. Please contact Residency Program Manager, Nina Elder at (505) 424-5050 or if you are unable to apply electronically.

Go to Slideroom and complete the electronic application and upload your materials.

You will be asked to provide:

Artist Statement: A brief description of your work (3,000 characters max).

Residency Proposal: A brief statement that outlines your goals and what you hope to achieve during your residency (3,000 characters max).

A current resume or CV (6,000 characters max).

Short narrative bio (1,000 characters max).

Two letters of recommendation (they are requested directly through the Slideroom app). Recommendations should come from two sources that are familiar with your work; former professors, colleagues, curators, museum directors, editors, publishers, etc.

Work sample (see below):

Visual Artist Support Materials Guidelines

10 digital images
Video Artists should submit a 5 minute segment
Title, size, and medium of images

Writer Support Materials

Writing Samples:

Fiction: 10 pages
Non-Fiction: 10 pages
Poetry: 10 poems (15 page maximum)
Drama: 10 pages of dialogue and 1 page synopsis of play
Screenwriting: 10 pages of dialogue and 1 page synopsis of script

Witter Bynner Poetry Translators

No more than 10 published or unpublished poems that best support your skills. No sample should be longer than five pages and excerpts are acceptable. Samples may include original writings. If samples include translations, include original language text and English translations (together, these count as one poem).

All writing samples should be typed, 12-point font size, and double-spaced. Please include a cover sheet with your name, email address and title(s) of the work(s).