The Chicago-based Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are underrecognized in their field. The foundation also seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art.
The foundation is accepting applications for its Native American Fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center program, which supports the development of artists with the potential for intercultural dialogue. Each year, the program awards two residency fellowships to Native American artists at the Vermont Studio Center, a historic artist colony located along the Gihon River in Johnson, Vermont, a village in the heart of the northern Green Mountains. Each fellow receives a one-month residency, which includes room and board, a private studio, and a $500 travel stipend.
To be eligible, Native American artists must demonstrate 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.