Native Artist Fellowships

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) offers three 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, and Eric and Barbara Dobkin.

Adobe PDF IconNative Artist Fellowship Application (PDF, 359 KB)(choose the “Save As” option by right-clicking (PC) or control+clicking (MAC) on the link)


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, 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.

Duane SlickDuane Slick2010 Ronald and Susan Dubin FellowDuane Slick2010 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow

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]

Collections Visits

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]

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