Harpo Fellowship 2020: call for applications

Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe

October 1, 2020
September 11, 2020
Santa Fe Art Institute
1600 St Michaels Dr Building # 31
87505 Santa Fe, New Mexico


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 and an evolving practice, the space and time to explore ideas and start new projects in a residency context at a pivotal moment in their professional development.

This fellowship is open to international applicants who are self-defined under-recognized visual artists over the age of 25 and not enrolled in a degree program at the time of the application deadline.

To determine whether an artist is “under-recognized” the selection committee looks at an artist’s resume and overall presence in the field. If they see that the artist has already achieved a certain amount of prominence and recognition because they have (1) presented their work at venues such as major museums, art centers, international biennales, (2) received multiple notable awards and grants, (3) enjoy the representation of a prominent commercial gallery, they would likely not consider the applicant to be “under-recognized” by the field. As a general rule, the HARPO Foundation prefers that their funding go toward providing opportunities and encouragement to artists who have yet to receive this level of support.

Apply today.