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IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R)-Deadline Approaching, Apply Today


November 3, 2021

Santa Fe, New Mexico, November 2, 2021

For general information about IAIA and its programs, contact Director of Communications Jason S. Ordaz at For questions regarding the A-i-R program, please contact A-i-R Administrative Assistant Angelica Gallegos at

The IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) program is accepting applications for the 2022 Spring and Fall semesters. The A-i-R Program hosts artists for variable-length residencies that take place on the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the academic year.

These residencies provide Native American and First Nations artists the opportunity to travel to the IAIA campus for a meaningful period of art-making and interactions with IAIA students, staff, and faculty, as well as the Santa Fe art community.

The program demonstrates the diverse ways in which art is an integral part of cultural continuity and the intergenerational transference of knowledge. Artists participate in opening and closing receptions, public workshops and demonstrations, classroom visits, critique sessions with students, and events hosted by other organizations in Santa Fe. This residency is a unique opportunity to create new work within a community setting.

"A special component of IAIA's residency program is the sense of community that comes from bringing practicing Indigenous artists together with college students who are also studying art and culture. It makes for a dynamic and inspirational experience that we are happy to share with the Santa Fe community through our free public events."-IAIA Artist-in-Residence Program Director Dr. Lara Evans (Cherokee)

This residency is open to all tribally enrolled Native American artists, as well as First Nations artists from British Columbia, Canada. Artists whose work engages with cultural traditions through materials, techniques, and subject matter are particularly encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is Monday, November 8, 2021 at midnight (MST). For more information about the A-i-R program and to apply, visit

About the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is the only college in the world dedicated to the study of contemporary Native American and Alaska Native arts. IAIA offers undergraduate degrees in Cinematic Arts and Technology, Creative Writing, Indigenous Liberal Studies, Museum Studies, Performing Arts, and Studio Arts; graduate degrees in Creative Writing and Studio Arts; and certificates in Broadcast Journalism, Business and Entrepreneurship, Museum Studies, and Native American Art History. The college serves approximately 500 full-time equivalent (FTE) Native and non-Native American students from around the globe, representing nearly a hundred federally recognized tribes. Named one of the top art institutions by UNESCO and the International Association of Art, IAIA is among the leading art institutes in our nation and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).


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