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To apply for an artist residency, submit an application form (below) along with the application fee and required work samples.

The annual deadline for applications is January 18th to be considered for a residence grant the following calendar year. Online applications must be received, and mailed applications must be postmarked, by January 18th. Grantees will be notified of their fellowship awards in June. For more info read the FAQs below.

Online applications received between now and 11:59PM MST, Jan. 18 2018 will be considered for residency grants in 2019. Supplemental work samples sent via mail must be postmarked by January 21st!

 

Option 1 - Apply Online

Option 2 - Print and Mail

Online Application Form


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  • Session 1 (Jan - Apr)
    Choice #1
  • Session 2 (Jun - Aug)
    Choice #2
  • Session 3 (Sep - Dec)
    Choice #3
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Sample Materials - Include Samples Of Your Most Recent Materials

Select your discipline above to upload your work samples ↑

Sample Materials - Include Samples Of Your Most Recent Materials


Visual Artists:

Include 5 samples (photographs or digital images). Please included samples of your most recent work. Specify title, dimensions, medium and date for each sample.

Optionally, you can mail us a copy of your samples. Do you wish to mail your samples?

Files must be jpg, jpeg, png, gif, or pdf, and must not exceed 10MB each. You can drag multiple files into the box below, or click 'browse' to select them.

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    You have selected to mail your work samples. Please mail your samples to:

    The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of NM
    218 Los Pandos Rd
    P.O. Box 1891
    Taos, NM 87571

    Work samples must be post-marked by Jan. 21st, otherwise your application will be considered for the following year.

    The Foundation will not retain samples of work and recommends a self-addressed stamped envelope be included if applicant wishes to have samples returned.

    Filmmakers:

    Filmmakers must submit hard-copy work samples. Please mail a CD, DVD, or USB-drive containing up to 30 minutes of video which represents no more than five different samples of your work to:

    The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of NM
    218 Los Pandos Rd
    P.O. Box 1891
    Taos, NM 87571

    Work samples must be post-marked by Jan. 21st, otherwise your application will be considered for the following year.

    The Foundation will not retain samples of work and recommends a self-addressed stamped envelope be included if applicant wishes to have samples returned.

    Literary Artists:

    Literary artists must submit hard-copy work samples. Include a cover sheet containing your contact info and table of contents, but please omit names and contact info on the writing samples themselves. Limit samples to your most recent work.

    International artists can contact us to request approval to submit their work samples by email.

    • Writers: samples should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages
    • Poets: a maximum of six poems
    • Playwrights: include one complete play
    • Screenwriters: inlclude one complete screenplay

    Please mail your samples to:

    The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of NM
    218 Los Pandos Rd
    P.O. Box 1891
    Taos, NM 87571

    Work samples must be post-marked by Jan. 21st, otherwise your application will be considered for the following year.

    The Foundation will not retain samples of work and recommends a self-addressed stamped envelope be included if applicant wishes to have samples returned.

    Composers:

    Include 5 samples (mp3 or m4a files). Please limit samples to your most recent work. Specify title, length and date for each sample.

    Include one cd/dvd or usb with at least 5 songs. You may also submit printed scores to accompany your audio samples. Please try to limit your samples to your most recent work. Specify title, length and date for each sample.

    Optionally, you can mail us a copy of your samples. Do you wish to mail your samples?

    Audio files must be mp3 or m4a, and must not exceed 10MB each. You can drag multiple files into the box below, or click 'browse' to select them.

    Drop Files Here
    or
    Browse

      You have selected to mail your work samples. Please mail your samples to:

      The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of NM
      218 Los Pandos Rd
      P.O. Box 1891
      Taos, NM 87571

      Work samples must be post-marked by Jan. 21st, otherwise your application will be considered for the following year.

      The Foundation will not retain samples of work and recommends a self-addressed stamped envelope be included if applicant wishes to have samples returned.

      Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in elimination from the review process.

      Application FAQs

      What is the length of the residency?
      From 10 to 12 weeks, depending on the session. Sessions #1 & #3 are 12 weeks, Session #2 is 10 weeks.
      When are residencies offered?
      The Foundation offers three sessions a year:
      • Session 1 (mid January - mid April)
      • Session 2 (June - mid August)
      • Session 3 (early September - early December)
      What is included in the residency?
      The HWF grants rent-free and utility-paid housing on the foundation campus, providing artists with their own fully furnished home and a peaceful setting in which to pursue their creative endeavors. The HWF places no expectations or requirements on the artists in residence; It is the gift of time and space. In addition to the casitas, the HWF campus includes the Commons House w/ wi-fi, Library, The Main House, and laundry facilities. Residents are responsible for their own food and transportation, although the Foundation does provide bicycles for artists in residence.
      What artistic disciplines are eligible for a residency grant?
      • Visual artists: painters, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, filmmakers, ceramicists
      • Literary artists: writers, poets, playwrights & screenwriters
      • Music composers and songwriters
      What format of work samples should be included with my application?
      Literary artists must submit hard-copy work samples. Include a cover sheet containing your contact info and table of contents, but please omit names and contact info on the writing samples themselves.
      • Writers: samples should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages
      • Poets: a maximum of six poems.
      • Playwrights: include one complete play.
      • Screenwriters: include one complete screenplay.

      Digital work samples are accepted and encouraged for applications from visual artists and composers. Applicants should prepare to submit five work sample files when filling out the online application form. Acceptable file types for images include jpg, gif, pdf and png. Accepted types for audio files are mp3 and m4a.

      Filmmakers must mail a DVD or USB-drive containing up to 30 minutes of video which represents no more than five different samples of your work.
      Is there an application fee? What costs are involved?
      We have an application fee of $25.00. If you are selected to receive a residency we require a deposit of $300.00, half of which is retained for maintaining your casita, the other half being held as a refundable damage deposit.
      Who is eligible for an artist residency grant?
      We provide residency grants to creative artists from all over the world, regardless of age, experience, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or sexual preference.
      Does the HWF pay for travel costs or provide artist stipends?
      Generally, no. However, in certain cases, and dependent on the Rhonda Artist Stipend Fund, the Foundation may be able to assist with grocery expenses.
      May I submit my resumé, a letter of intent, or a project proposal?
      While not required, feel free to submit your resumé, letter of intent and/or project proposal. You can submit these things via email or mail, but not through the online application form.
      Can both my partner and I be in residence at the same time?
      The casitas are single-occupancy only. Couples who apply must do so separately; if both are awarded grants, they will be scheduled for different sessions.
      Can I bring my pet?
      No, we ask you to leave your pets at home during your stay at our campus.
      I'm a playwright. How do I apply for the Chesley/Bumbalo grant?
      Playwrights applying for the supplemental Chesley/Bumbalo grant must specify this on their application. Online: After you select 'playwright' as your Specialty, check the box above the Comments section specifying your interest in applying for the Chesley/Bumbalo grant. Printed applications: You must write on the form that you are interested in applying for the Chesley/Bumbalo grant.