Each year, the Eiteljorg selects several Native American artists from across the United States and Canada to share their talents with the local community. Selected artists receive an honorarium and work closely with staff to plan and carry out demonstrations, workshops, discussions and community projects. Residency lengths vary, but range from one and three weeks in duration.
How it helps you as an artist: The artist in residence (AIR) program will give you experience working with a variety of audiences in different settings. In addition to these experiences, AIRs have classroom space and time to work on their own projects, receive a behind the scenes tour of the museum’s collections, and are able to sell work through the museum store.
How it helps support the Eiteljorg: The Eiteljorg AIR program strives to highlight diverse arts from across Native America. Through their work with students, families, adults, and seniors, AIRs have an opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the local community.
Residencies are awarded on an on-going basis as funding becomes available. Many factors go into the decision to award a residency, including but not limited to the following:
In order to be eligible for the Eiteljorg AIR program, you will need to meet the following criteria: