Residency for Art & Social Justice

We invite New Mexico based artists, whose practice is socially/politically engaged to submit project proposals for our Residency for Art & Social Justice. The eleven month program begins January 1, 2025 and ends November 30, 2025. The selected artist will receive:

– A private artist studio at Harwood Art Center to work in for the duration of their 11 month residency
– A five week exhibition in both of our gallery spaces between September 25 – November 1, 2025 with an option to create an outdoor site specific installation on Harwood grounds
– 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
– Opportunity to participate in Studio Artist programs like our annual Open Studios event
– Opportunity to work and receive compensation through other Harwood programs. Possible collaborative programs include, Adult Art School, Summer Art Camp for kids, and Apprenticeship for Art & Social Justice for young artists.

2025 marks the 100th anniversary of our historic campus. Harwood is commemorating the occasion with public programming that looks back on a century of creative expression, learning and engaged citizenship. Also, we are inviting artists, organizers and community members to imagine 100 years forward. For our 2025 gallery proposals we are especially interested in these themes.

2024 featured Artist in Residence, Gael Luna


September 26 – November 2, 2024

2023 featured Artists in Residence, Rica Maestas


Yucca Goes to Group, September 20 – October 26, 2023

The Residency for Art & Social Justice supports 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.

WE ARE HERE // HERE WE ARE , Min Che & Yoon Jin, featured artists in 2022
Plates Against Patriarchy (Helen Atkins, Jordyn Bernicke & Monique Rivera) featured artists in 2019

La Furia en contra de la Máquina

Martin Wannam & Marlene Tafoya, featured artists in 2021
Aún No Escrito / Unwritten: Kemely Gomez, featured artist in 2018