Institute of American Indian Arts Announces Artists-in-Residence Program

Bronze statute of artist Allan Houser, in front of the Allan Houser Haozous Sculpture & Foundry Building on the IAIA Campus.

Bronze statute of artist Allan Houser, in front of the Allan Houser Haozous Sculpture & Foundry Building on the IAIA Campus.

Seeking artists for 1-month residencies between September 2015 and May 2016

Published April 16, 2016
SANTA FE – The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) announces a search for Artists-in-Residence between September 2016 and April 2017.
The 2015/16 program featured participants including:  Glenda Mckay (Ingalik-Athabascan),Jonathan Loretto (Cochiti), Ed Archie NoiseCat (Shuswap/St’itLimx, Salish), Dyani White Hawk(Sicangu Lakota/Rosebud Sioux), Gerald Clarke Jr. (Cahuilla Band of Indians), James Luna(Pooyoukitchum/Ipi/Mexican-American), Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes), Drew Michael (Yupik and Inupiaq), Jonathan Thunder (Red Lake Ojibwe), Royce Manuel (Ak-Mierl Aw-Thum/Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community), Debbie Manuel (Diné), Rory Eler Wakemup(Minnesota Chippewa Tribe), and Natalie Ball (Modoc/Klamath)

For 2016/17, the IAIA Artist-in-Residence Program seeks artists for 1-month residencies taking place on the IAIA campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico between September 2016-April 2017.

This residency program has the following geographic restrictions: the artist must be a Native American or First Nations artist from one of the following regions:

Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, or Alaska)
Upper Midwest (Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota),

Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California)

Residencies include: $3000 Stipend, housing, meal plan for one person, car rental (if needed), a $200 budget for gas during residency, studio space on campus, $500 materials budget, and airfare to and from IAIA.

Activities for the Artist-in-Residence include: Opening and Closing Receptions, One Public Workshop/Demonstration, Two classroom Workshop/Demonstrations, One Student Critique session, and participation in residency program assessment. This is not a teaching position. This is an opportunity for artists to make their own work while participating in the IAIA community.

This program provides opportunities for Native and First Nations artists from the selected regions to come to the Institute of American Indian Arts campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a month of art-making and interaction with IAIA students, staff/faculty, and the Santa Fe arts community.Applicants whose work engages with cultural traditions through materials, techniques and/or subject matter are particularly encouraged to apply.

Residency Dates:
September 2 – September 30, 2016
October 7 – November 4, 2016
November 11 – December 9, 2016
January 19 – February 17, 2017
February 24 – March 24, 2017
March 30 – April 28, 2017

The application deadline for these Residencies is April 22, 2016 at midnight, so please apply now if you are interested.

For more information, or to apply on-line, click here.  For questions please contact Lara M. Evans (Cherokee Nation) at 505.424.2389 or

Offering undergraduate degrees in Studio Arts, Creative Writing, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Indigenous Liberal Studies, and Museum Studies — and a graduate degree in Creative Writing — IAIA is the only college in the nation dedicated to the study of contemporary Native arts. The school serves 610 Native and non-Native American college students from across the globe.  IAIA is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges — and is the only college in New Mexico accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

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