Santa Fe Art Institute / Applications Open for 2021 "Revolution" Thematic Residency
Santa Fe Art Institute is accepting applications for our 2021 International Thematic Residency: “Revolution,” which includes our Family Residency Month in July. Applications Due April 1, 2020.
Founded in 1985 by artists for artists, Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate creative leadership, and to invest in community, culture, and place to reimagine a more equitable world.
Santa Fe Art Institute offers residencies free of charge to socially engaged, marginalized, and under-represented artists and creative practitioners from across the globe in all stages of their careers. SFAI is especially committed to supporting artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, LGBTQ+, women, and immigrants. Our annual programmatic theme provides common ground for diverse individuals working in various media and disciplines while honoring their differences in experience and perspective.
Throughout our 2021 programmatic theme, Revolution, SFAI will support research, artworks, and creative actions that use artistic imagination to provide sites of resistance, instances of engagement, and solidarity with transformational movements. We seek proposals that aim to revolutionize the status quo and which are bolstered by creative insurrection, utopian imagination, and an expansive agency wherein everyone – across a range of ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, and abilities – has the power to shape reality.
We ask applicants to consider how art and creative tactics can:
● Reimagine the praxis, grammar, and aesthetics of entrenched and failing systems.
● Radically shift collective perceptions and lived reality to build capacity for self‑determination for all peoples.
● Catalyze and support radical and profound social, political, environmental, and cultural change that is sustained, intergenerational, inclusive, and liberatory.
SFAI welcomes Local, National, and International applicants of all backgrounds to apply to our International Thematic Residency Program. Our residency is open to all artistic disciplines and other creative practices including, but not limited to curation, design, architecture, and education. We strongly encourage applicants with interdisciplinary and non-traditional creative practices.
Applications close April 1, 2020