Story Maps is a fellowship program that mentors local, emerging artists/creative practitioners of color in collaborative community engagement. Working with government and non-arts organizations, Story Maps Fellows are immersed in a focused curriculum over the course of 9 months. Fellows gather stories, create maps and visualize data, develop artworks and a collaborative community project.
The 2018 Story Maps Fellows have been working with four city departments to develop their community projects. These works will be exhibited at SFAI November 30—December 21, with an opening on November 30 from 5pm – 7:30pm.
For more information about these fellows and their upcoming exhibition, visit Story Maps 2018. You can also get a first-hand introduction to these projects from the Fellows by clicking on this link.
Applications are now open for the 2019 Fellowship! The 2019 Story Maps Program will run from February through October 2019. Up to four (4) selected Fellows will receive a $9,000 stipend, based on completion of curriculum requirements throughout the course of the Fellowship. Fellows will be supported in this work by their host organization, Story Maps faculty and mentors, as well as SFAI artists-in-residence.
Eligibility and selection criteria are below. If you know a talented emerging artist of color, please forward this application! Applications are due December 7.
We seek self-identified emerging artists/creative practitioners of color who meet the following criteria:
• Can demonstrate a passion for social change in Northern New Mexico
• Has experience in and/or passion for community engaged work
• Has a strong, committed creative practice
• Can demonstrate an interest in collaboration/collaborative practice
• Can commit to 20 hours/week of both structured and unstructured time, for a period of 9 months
• Are interested in shared studio space
• Possess a minimum high school or GED diploma, and live in or near Santa Fe
• Are exceptional relationship-builders!