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.


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Apprenticeship for Art & Social Justice (2021)

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 create community-driven public artworks. The goal of our shared work is to promote intersectional justice through art and advocacy.

*Applicants must be 16 – 24 years old.*

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Applications for Apprenticeship for Art & Social Justice are now closed.

Art School (Fall 2021 & Spring 2022)

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.

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For best Consderation for Fall 2021, apply by August 15th. Spring 2022 applications accepted throughout the fall.

Gallery & Exhibition Proposals (2022)

Harwood invites individuals and groups to submit proposals for exhibitions or site-specific installations in Harwood Art Center’s 2022 gallery program. 

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Applications for Gallery & Exhibition Proposals 2022 are now closed. 

Residency for Art & Social Justice (2021)

Harwood invites 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.

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Applications for Residency for Art & Social Justice are now closed.

SURFACE: Emerging Artists of NM (2021)

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.

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Applications for SURFACE: Emerging Artists of NM  are now closed.


Root & Bloom (2021)

New Mexico artists, performers, makers, writers, curators, producers, organizers, coaches, educators, counselors, etc. are invited to submit proposals to design and lead virtual retreat sessions that nurture spirits and nourish dreams. A multi-day virtual retreat program will serve and support individuals in the bewildering here and now, as well as in visioning and actualizing a just, abundant shared future.

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Applicataions for Root & Bloom are now closed.