The Chicago-based Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are underrecognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and encourage new modes of thinking about art.
The foundation is accepting applications for its Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center program. Each year, the program awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center, an historic artist colony located along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Each one-month residency includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.
To be eligible, applicants must be a Native American artist who demonstrates strong artistic ability, an evolving practice that is at a pivotal moment in its development, and a practice that engages a dialogue between the artist's indigenous world and the surrounding culture.
For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellowship recipients, and applications instructions, see the Harpo Foundation website.