The Indian Arts Research Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico seeks Native and First Nations artists to apply for its upcoming artist fellowships for 2011-2012. This includes a fourth new fellowship specifically geared toward writers. See attached press release for more information about the SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellowship. Please forward this notice to any artists, list serves, and individuals who may be interested.

Next year, the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) will offer four artist-in-residence fellowships to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. Each fellowship includes a $3,000 monthly stipend, housing, studio space, 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 to strengthen existing talents. The fellowships support diverse creative disciplines and can include sculpture, performance, basketry, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, photography, pottery, music, writing, and film.

Artist fellows must live on the SAR campus, complete a project resulting in the creation of one or more works, and make a public presentation at the end of their fellowship. While in residence, artists can access the IARC collection of Native arts for research and study. Additionally, SAR would like to see the fellow’s work represented in the object, archives, or photo collection; therefore, the IARC request the donation of a single piece created while working at SAR. If selected for the fellowship, artists must agree to participate in interviews, photo sessions, video recordings, and exit interviews to document the fellow’s process and progress. This information will be entered into the IARC archives to serve as a permanent public record. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2011.

This application cycle includes: the Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship 2011, Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship 2011, SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellowship 2012, and Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Native Women 2012. To download the application, read the FAQ, or find out more about the fellowships, visit:

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2011. There are absolutely no exceptions to the date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Any supplementary materials submitted will not be considered or returned. Notifications will be sent approximately four months after the application deadline. Questions may be directed to (505) 954-7205 or

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