2020 Labor Thematic Residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute: (Due. Apr 1)
The Santa Fe Art Institute is pleased to announce our 2020 International Residency theme, Labor.
Through our open call for applications, the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) seeks artworks, creative research, and innovative actions that consider what vitality, prosperity, and sustainability might look like beyond profit to envision new systems for “making a living” that elevate all of humanity and infuse our world with freedom, compassion, and harmony; and that reflect the profoundly generative acts of labor.
How can art and creative action conscientiously expand public discourse around the intersections of gender, race, and class with the economic and political dynamics of labor?
How might artists’ enduring relationship to emotional, intellectual, and immaterial labor improve the recognition and valuation of invisible or marginalized forms of social and cultural production?
How can we creatively envision and enact bold new models of labor, distinct from dominant global reliance on wages, commodities, and privatized production, and which instead embrace radically humane, inclusive, and collaborative efforts.
SFAI welcomes Local, National, and International applicants of all backgrounds.
Applicants must be 25 years and older.
SFAI accepts applications from Individuals, Collaborations, and Families.
SFAI’s International Thematic Residency Program is open to all artistic disciplines (e.g., visual arts, writing, performance, new media, etc.) and other creative practices including, but not limited to, curation, design, architecture, and education. SFAI strongly encourages applicants with interdisciplinary and non-traditional creative practices
The Family Residency is for just one month each year, in July only. Applicants who are not parents / guardians of a child are not eligible for this program.
To Apply for a 2020 Labor Residency at SFAI, visit: https://sfai.slideroom.com/#/login/program/46859Applications close April 1, 2019 at 11:59pm.
Description of residency program
About the Santa Fe Art Institute:
Founded in 1985 by artists for artists, 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.
SFAI hosts international social justice themed residencies and fellowships for diverse artists and creative practitioners; public programs featuring interactions with artists, content experts, and community changemakers; exhibitions; panel discussions; community art actions and projects; and educational outreach for adults and youth.
SFAI is committed to supporting marginalized and underrepresented artists, and creative practices that offer fresh insight and innovative strategies in response to critical local, national, and global issues because SFAI believes in artists and creative practitioners as catalysts for positive social change.
Since 2014, the Santa Fe Art Institute has offered semi-structured interdisciplinary residencies focused on critical social justice themes, including: Truth & Reconciliation (2018-2019), Equal Justice (2017-2018), Water Rights (2016-2017), Immigration/ Emigration (2015-2016), and Food Justice (2014-2015). SFAI is pleased to announce our 2020 theme, Labor.
Duration of residency
SFAI welcomes Local, National, and International applicants of all backgrounds. Applicants must be 25 years and older. SFAI accepts applications from Individuals, Collaborations, and Families. Individuals and Collaborations may be in residency from 1 to 3 months. The Family Residency is just 1 month, in July only. Applicants who are not parents / guardians of a child are not eligible for the Family Residency.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Our International Thematic Residency Program is open to all artistic disciplines (e.g., visual arts, writing, performance, new media, etc.) 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.
SFAI is located in an all-inclusive, 17,000 square foot building designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. SFAI offers to each non-local resident a furnished private room with full bath and linens. Local applicants who live within a one-hour drive of Santa Fe are not given a room on site, but are provided a studio, 24/7 access to the building, and included in all residency programming. To all residents SFAI offers a 10\'x12\' semi-private studio; 24/7 access to the building and use of common workspaces, outdoor work yard, and basic tools; communal kitchen, dining room, lounge, and free laundry facilities; basic breakfast foods and 2 communal meals a month, building-wide wireless internet, and access to interior courtyard, contemporary art library, and bicycles, along with the monthly public event which includes open studios. The overall physical layout of the residency spaces encourages daily interaction and fosters collaboration among residents, while also allowing for privacy and quiet contemplation.
SFAI skylit studios are bathed with natural light and soaring ceilings. Each studio measures roughly 10\'x12\' feet and is equipped with a work table, ergonomic chair, task lamp, and overhead lights. The adjacent common work areas have several 4\'x8\' work tables on casters, a slop sink and, and basic hand tools. SFAI does not have any specialized facilities, but provides a discounted membership to MAKE Santa Fe to all residents.
For Detailed Information about our International Thematic Residency Program, visit: https://sfai.org/residency-faq/
For Eligibility, Restrictions, and How to Apply, visit: https://sfai.org/eligibility-how-to-apply/