Santa Fe Art Institute
2021 “Revolution” Thematic Residency
SFAI residencies are free of charge to socially engaged & under-represented artists & creative practitioners from across the globe in all stages of their careers. SFAI is committed to supporting artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, LGBTQ+, women, & immigrants. Our annual theme provides common ground for diverse individuals working in various media and disciplines while honoring their differences in experience and perspective.
Throughout our 2021 programmatic theme, Revolution, SFAI will support research & creative actions that use artistic imagination to provide sites of resistance, instances of engagement, & solidarity with transformational movements. We seek proposals that aim to revolutionize the status quo and which are bolstered by creative insurrection, utopian imagination, & an expansive agency wherein everyone – across a range of ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, & abilities – has the power to shape reality.
We ask applicants to consider how art & creative tactics can:
● Reimagine the praxis, grammar, & aesthetics of entrenched & failing systems
● Radically shift collective perceptions & lived reality to build capacity for self‑determination for all peoples
● Catalyze & support radical & profound social, political, environmental, & cultural change that is sustained, intergenerational, inclusive, & liberatory
SFAI welcomes Local, National, and International applicants of all backgrounds to apply to our International Thematic Residency Program. Our residency is open to all artistic disciplines 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.
More Information: sfai.org