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Classified Ad: Now accepting applications for 2020 “Labor” Thematic and Family Residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute

Posted: February 8, 2019
Category: Grants/Funding/Residencies
End Date: April 1, 2019


Through our open call for applications, the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI) seeks artworks, creative research, and innovative actions that consider what vitality, prosperity, and sustainability might look like beyond profit to envision new systems for “making a living” that elevate all of humanity and infuse our world with freedom, compassion, and harmony; and that reflect the profoundly generative acts of labor.

Guiding Questions
How can art and creative action conscientiously expand public discourse around the intersections of gender, race, and class with the economic and political dynamics of labor?
How might artists’ enduring relationship to emotional, intellectual, and immaterial labor improve the recognition and valuation of invisible or marginalized forms of social and cultural production?
How can we creatively envision and enact bold new models of labor, distinct from dominant global reliance on wages, commodities, and privatized production, and which instead embrace radically humane, inclusive, and collaborative efforts.
SFAI welcomes Local, National, and International applicants of all backgrounds.
Applicants must be 25 years and older.
SFAI accepts applications from Individuals, Collaborations, and Families.
SFAI’s International Thematic Residency Program is open to all artistic disciplines (e.g., visual arts, writing, performance, new media, etc.) and other creative practices including, but not limited to, curation, design, architecture, and education. SFAI strongly encourages applicants with interdisciplinary and non-traditional creative practices
The Family Residency is for just one month each year, in July only. Applicants who are not parents / guardians of a child are not eligible for this program.

For more information about Eligibility, Restrictions, and How to Apply, visit:

For details about SFAI's International Thematic Residency Program, visit:

To Apply for a 2020 Labor Residency at SFAI, visit:

Applications close April 1, 2019 at 11:59pm.

About the Santa Fe Art Institute:
Founded in 1985 by artists for artists, SFAI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate creative leadership, and to invest in community, culture, and place to reimagine a more equitable world.

SFAI hosts international social justice themed residencies and fellowships for diverse artists and creative practitioners; public programs featuring interactions with artists, content experts, and community changemakers; exhibitions; panel discussions; community art actions and projects; and educational outreach for adults and youth.

SFAI is committed to supporting marginalized and underrepresented artists, and creative practices that offer fresh insight and innovative strategies in response to critical local, national, and global issues because SFAI believes in artists and creative practitioners as catalysts for positive social change.

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