Open Call

Open Call: 2021 HARPO Emerging Artist Fellowship

Santa Fe Art Institute

With Funding
Santa Fe, United States


This award is open to self-defined under-recognized visual artists. Must be over the age of 25. May not be enrolled in a degree program at the time of the application deadline, October 1, 2020. The application requires a project proposal, 10 work samples, artist biography, CV, and 2 recommendations from professional references. The only required outcome is for the HARPO Emerging Artist Fellow is to submit 5 images of work made during the residency and a statement of impact. The Artist Fellow is not required to engage in SFAI's 2020-2021 residency theme, "Labor," but may do so at their discretion. For more information about the residency, the HARPO Foundation, and past recipients of the Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency, please visit:

Number of Participants

1 artist will be selected for the 2021 HARPO Emerging Artist Fellowship. Duration of residency: 6 weeks at the Santa Fe Art Institute. Applicants can choose one of the following six-week periods for their residency in 2021: January 4 to February 10 February 15 to March 24 August 30 to October 6 October 11 to November 17


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 04, 2021 - November 17, 2021


  • $500.00 travel budget


  • $10.00 application fee


Co-Working, Desk Space, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Library, Shared Studio


Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Room


Coffee, Tea

Public Programs



Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Fiber Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile, Video Art, Visual Arts



Program Description

The HARPO Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship Residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute is a prestigious award established in 2013 to provide an emerging visual artist with strong artistic ability & an evolving practice, the space & time to explore ideas & start new projects in a residency context at a pivotal moment in their professional development. The annual Artist Fellow receives a one-month residency at SFAI, which includes a private room & bath, a semi-private studio space, access to common facilities & basic tools, & a $500 travel stipend. All other expenses, materials, & equipment are the responsibility of the fellow. In addition to the $10 application fee, SFAI requires a refundable $150 security deposit to be paid upon acceptance.

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