Harwood Art Center is committed to offering exhibition, employment and engagement opportunities to our community.

We invite you to apply for any or all of our current offerings. Harwood’s programs primarily engage, employ, and serve the people of New Mexico; proposals are accepted from anywhere, however priority consideration is given to residents.

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.



Please see all of our current opportunites below!
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Summer Art Camp - Teaching Artist

Harwood invites individuals to apply for a teaching position in Harwood’s Summer Art Camp 2024 program, in arts (visual arts, performing arts, STEAM). Harwood Art Center is looking for Teaching Artists with innovative arts curricula for our Summer Art Camp.

Teaching Artist Application deadline: February 11, 2024

Apprenticeship for Art & Social Justice 2024

Harwood Art Center is accepting applications to our paid summer apprenticeship for Art & Social Justice. Apprentices work under the mentorship of professional artists, designers, architects, engineers, and fabricators to co-create community-engaged public artworks. Our artworks promote intersectional justice through: greening the park, celebrating local residents, and increasing community engagement in the park.

Application deadline: Monday, February 26, 2024

Adult Art School - Teaching Artist

We invite teaching artists in all media to apply for a position in our Art School program for adults and teens. Art School provides students the opportunity to develop and refine their creative skills in a focused environment, with the support of excellent instructors. Classes run in the Fall and Spring, and they vary in subject matter and structure – from weekly evening sessions to one-off weekend workshops.

Teaching Artist Application deadline: January 27, 2024

Residency for Art & Social Justice 2025

Harwood invites New Mexico based artists, whose practice is socially/politically engaged to submit project proposals for our Residency for Art & Social Justice. The ten month program begins Feb 1, 2025 and ends November 30, 2024.

Individuals and groups are invited to apply.

2025 application deadline: Monday, April 22, 2024, 11:59pm

SURFACE: Emerging Artists of NM (2024)

Harwood invites emerging artists to submit works for consideration in SURFACE: Emerging Artists of New Mexico, Harwood’s annual juried exhibition, endowed awards and professional development program.

Application deadline: Monday March 4, 2024 11:59pm


Gallery & Exhibition Proposals (2025)

Harwood invites individuals and groups to submit proposals for exhibitions or site-specific installations in Harwood Art Center’s 2025 gallery program.

Application deadline: Monday April 22, 2024 11:59pm