Native Artist Fellowships
The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) offers four artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. Each fellowship includes a monthly stipend, housing, studio space, a supplies allowance, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR. These fellowships provide time for artists to explore new avenues of creativity, grapple with new ideas to further advance their work, and strengthen existing talents.
The fellowships support diverse creative disciplines and can include sculpture, performance, basketry, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, photography, pottery, writing, and film and video. However each fellowship has specific applicant criteria as indicated below.
*The IARC fellowships are funded through the generosity of Ronald and Susan Dubin, Rollin and Mary Ella King, the Lannan Foundation, and Eric and Barbara Dobkin.
- Ron and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship (Jun. 15–Aug. 15)
The Dubin Fellowship is dedicated to supporting traditional Native artistry.
- Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship (Sept. 1–Dec. 1)
The King Fellowship is dedicated to preserving the Southwest’s extensive artistic heritage. Applicants to this fellowship must be from a Native community in the Southwestern United States (Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah) and work in the visual arts.
- SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellowship (Jan. 3–Feb. 21)
This residency is designed to support the literary arts. Writers in any format are encouraged to apply to this fellowship, which is generously supported by the Lannan Foundation.
- Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Women (Mar. 1–May 31)
The Dobkin Fellowship encourages the creativity and growth of indigenous women artists working in any media.
ApplyNative Artist Fellowship Application (PDF, 1 MB)
The deadline for applying to all artist fellowships is January 15 of each year. Applications must be postmarked by this date.
This application is for the Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship, Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship, SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellowship, and Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Native Women.
We are no longer taking applications for the Sallie R. Wagner Indigenous American Artists/Scholar Fellowship.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please read the Artist Fellowship FAQ first to see if the answer to your question is already available. If you have further questions, please contact (505) 954-7205 or poon[at]sarsf.org.
Native artists are encouraged to visit the IARC collection. There is no charge for this visit, although reservations are required in order to ensure availability and space.
For more information, please contact: (505) 954-7205 or iarc[at]sarsf.org.