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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Residency for Art & Social Justice (2022)

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 March 1, 2022 and ends December 1, 2022.

Individuals and groups are invited to apply.

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

Apprenticeship for Art & Social Justice (2022)

Harwood Art Center is accepting applications to our paid summer Apprenticeship for Art & Social Justice. Apprentices work with 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 17 – 24 years old.*

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

Gallery & Exhibition Proposals (2023)

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

Applications for Gallery & Exhibition Proposals 2023 are now closed.

SURFACE: Emerging Artists of NM (2022)

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.

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