We are now reviewing proposals for our first official residency program!

Residency for Art & Social Justice

Each fall for twelve years, Harwood’s galleries have featured artists working at the intersections of creative expression and social justice. Over the last four, this annual exhibition has grown to center and resource artists in the design and leadership of community-based projects, with support from Harwood’s core staff. For the occasion of Harwood’s 30th Anniversary, we are further blooming this offering and formally establishing our first official residency program.

We invite New Mexico-based artists whose practice is socially/politically engaged to submit project proposals for our inaugural Residency for Art & Social Justice. The seven month program begins May 1, 2021 and ends December 1, 2021. The selected artist will receive:

– A private artist studio at Harwood Art Center to work in for the duration of their 7 month residency
– A six week exhibition in both of our gallery spaces between September 27, 2021 – November 4, 2021
– Representation on our Open Studio online store from June-November
– Project, promotional and professional support from our staff
– A $1000 Artist Honorarium to support their time and creative work
– A $500 Materials Stipend to support their project costs

*Please note* that the Residency for Art & Social Justice does not include a living space, or additional monetary support toward housing.

Applications for the Residency are now closed.

The Residency for Art & Social Justice will support the creation of new, original, and or experimental projects and their culminating public exhibitions. These projects may explore themes of social+ justice and may include artworks in any media; pieces made by individuals and/or collectives; installations by collaboratives and/or community members; etc.

The Residency for Art & Social Justice will culminate in a six week exhibition in both of our gallery spaces between September 27, 2021 – November 4, 2021. The chosen applicant can utilize the residency studio and galleries in whatever way best supports the vision and mission of their project. For example, artists may create an installation in one space and curate a group show in another. Or artists may stage a solo show in one gallery and a community collaborative project in another.