Skip navigation
Upcoming Events
Latest from the News Blog
June 16, 2017

From September 18 to December 15, 2017, ArtCenter/SouthFlorida and the Bureau for Cultural...

More
June 07, 2017

Join your colleagues for an informal online discussion. ZOOM Hangouts allow leaders from the AAC...

More
June 07, 2017

You can help us build a strong Board of Directors! Know someone who is...

More
Join Our Mailing List

Stay informed about our latest news and updates. Powered by Vertical Response.

SFAI Shifts to Sponsored Residency Program

In our commitment to supporting individuals dedicated to positive social change through creativity, the Santa Fe Art Institute 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 important need for institutions like SFAI to foster social equity and critical dialogue.

Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) is very excited to announce significant shifts in our annual thematic residency program that reflect our deep commitment to galvanizing the arts to promote greater equity, sustainability, and interconnectedness.

Beginning with “Equal Justice residency” 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 important need for institutions like SFAI to foster social equity and critical dialogue.

OUR COMMITMENT TO RE-IMAGINING A MORE EQUITABLE WORLD

We seek to broaden accessibility to the residency experience and increase collective knowledge about each annual theme by bringing together artists with other innovators in disciplines such as architecture, planning, policy, education, science, health, law, and activism. We strategically integrate artistic experimentation, scholarship, and community engagement through collaborative research and works that transcend the limits of traditional disciplines and create new forms, narratives, and approaches to address the central issues of our time. Together, we can cultivate creative leadership and invest in community, culture, and place to re-imagine a more equitable world.

ABOUT OUR RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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 will subsidize all the above at no cost to residents in our commitment to supporting individuals dedicated to positive social change through creativity.

TO APPLY and for more information about the application process, collaboration opportunities, or how you can support this initiative, visit www.sfai.org.

OUR MISSION
At SFAI, we are artists, innovative thinkers and engaged citizens. We cultivate creative leadership and invest in community, culture, and place to re-imagine a more equitable world. SFAI implements yearlong thematic programing that addresses pertinent questions facing diverse regional and global communities. By hosting residencies for creative practitioners, fostering partnerships with regional cultural and educational organizations, and integrating social entrepreneurial and education initiatives, SFAI aspires to transform Santa Fe into a hub for positive social change that reflects the greatest needs of our times.