Open Call

Santa Fe Art Institute / Applications Open for 2021 "Revolution" Residency

Santa Fe Art Institute

No Funding
Santa Fe, United States


The Santa Fe Art Institute welcomes local, national, and international applicants of all backgrounds. SFAI is especially committed to supporting marginalized and underrepresented artists, including Indigenous, Black, artists of color, disabled, LGBTQ+, women, and immigrant artists. $35 application fee, $150 refundable deposit. Residencies are for 1 month (min) to 3 months (max). Applicants must be 25 years or older. SFAI accepts applications from Individuals, Collaborations, and Families. July is our Family Residency month. Our Residency Program is open to all artistic disciplines and other creative practices including, but not limited to curation, design, architecture, and education. We do not require any particular level of education or training. Our residency is open to creative practitioners who have a dedicated studio practice and professional demeanor. SFAI is committed to accessibility as an integral aspect of both diversity and inclusivity, in all that we do.

Number of Participants

Santa Fe Art Institute supports over 70 artist, activists, and creative practitioners annually through residencies workshops, civic engagement, and innovative public events.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


January 05, 2021 - November 20, 2021


  • $35.00 application fee
  • $150.00 program fee (one-time)


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


Private Bathroom, Private Room


Coffee, Tea

Public Programs

Open Studios, Self-Directed


Acting, Activists, Animation, Architecture, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Choreography, Cinematography, Collective, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Design, Digital Media, Documentary, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Fiction, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Journalism, Land Art, Literature, Makers, Mime, Moving Image, Multimedia, Nonfiction, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Poetry, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Scholar, Scientists, Screenwriting, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textile, Thinkers, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology


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Program Description

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.

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