Native American Artist Fellowships


The Indian Arts Research Center and The School for Advanced Research (Santa Fe, NM)

2017 Dubin Fellow Loren Aragon

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers three artist-in-residence fellowships annually to advance the work of established and emerging Native American artists. Each fellowship includes a monthly stipend, housing, studio space, a supplies allowance, full access to the IARC collections, and travel reimbursement to and from The School for Advanced Research (SAR). These fellowships provide time for artists to explore new avenues of creativity, grapple with new ideas to further advance their work, and strengthen existing talents.

The fellowships support diverse creative disciplines and can include sculpture, performance, basketry, painting, printmaking, digital art, mixed media, photography, pottery, writing, and film and video. However each fellowship has specific applicant criteria as indicated on our website.


Download the IARC Native Artist Fellowship Application here. The deadline for applying to all artist fellowships is January 15 of each year. Applications must be postmarked by this date.

This application is for the Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship, Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship, and Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Native Women.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying for the Dubin (June 15-August 15) or King fellowship (September 1-December 1), it is for the same calendar year as the application. If you are applying for the Dobkin (March 1-May 31) fellowship, it is for the following calendar year. For example, an artist submitting an application in 2019 can apply for the 2019 Dubin and King Fellowships, as well as the 2020 Dobkin Fellowship.

We are no longer taking applications for the Sallie R. Wagner Indigenous American Artists/Scholar Fellowship.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the Artist Fellowship FAQ first to see if the answer to your question is already available. If you have further questions, please contact (505) 954-7205 or [email protected].

Collections Visits

Native artists are encouraged to visit the IARC collection. There is no charge for this visit, although reservations are required in order to ensure availability and space.

For more information, please contact: (505) 954-7205 or [email protected].

Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Nov 27th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Wednesday, Jan 15th 2020, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists