Family Residency Initiative

The family residency initiative offers a one-month residency to parent artists. 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 are taking responsibility in doing our part to close that gap by offering an environment that supports both creative opportunities and the needs of artists with children. Families are generally hosted in July. Parent artists apply through SFAI’s annual thematic residency application. To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Residency Program Manager, Nina Elder, at


Harpo Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship

The Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) was established in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging visual artist 25 years and older who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects.  Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a handsomely appointed room with private bath, a beautiful, well-lit studio space, and a $500 travel stipend. There are no requirements on the work produced during their time at SFAI. One Fellowship is awarded annually to emerging artists who demonstrate: Strong artistic ability and promise and an evolving practice this is at a pivotal moment in its development.

The 2015 application deadline is Friday, October 1, 2015. Artists must apply at To find out more about this opportunity, please contact Residency Program Manager Nina Elder at (505) 424-5050 or at the Santa Fe Art Institute.


Rasmuson Foundation Artist in Residence (Alaskan Artists only)

The Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program will support eight-week residencies for Alaska artists at Lower 48 organizations, and welcome to Alaska organizations accomplished artists from elsewhere. Support to the host organizations cover artist travel and stipend, administrative fees, housing and meal costs, materials, and local transportation. SFAI will make final selections from applicants who complete an online application through Rasmuson Foundation. The application is available here: For more information, contact Program Officer Jayson Smart: (907) 297-2882; (877) 366-2700 toll-free in Alaska; or email


Canada Council for the Arts Fellowship

For nearly a decade, the Canadian Council for the Arts awarded two 3-month residencies dedicated to Canadian Aboriginal artists and curators of First Nations, Métis and Inuit origins. This program supports professionals in the visual arts which includes visual and fine craft artists, and independent critics and curators in furthering their artistic practice in an international context.


SWAIA Fellowship

For over 91 years, the Santa Fe Indian Market has been the progenitor of Native art and design and as a true advocate for Native artists. Since 1980, the SWAIA Fellowship Program has been the centerpiece of support and guidance for emerging and established Native artists. Thirty years later the Fellowship Program has been reinvented to provide unprecedented access and resources to Native artists like no other program in the world. SWAIA supports a two-month residency program for Native artists during August/September and a $1,000/month monetary award. For information and application, please write to


Taiwan Ministry of Culture Residency Exchange Fellowship

The Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) will support one Taiwanese artist, writer, or curator for a 3 month residency at SFAI. This residency is a significant opportunity to connect with the international art community through interacting with artists, curators, and art critics from other countries. This fellowship includes support for travel and residency fees in addition to a monetary stipend. For more information, please contact Mei-chuan Chan, Executive Senior Cultural Officer,