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 2019 will be considered for residency grants in 2020. Supplemental work samples sent via mail must be postmarked by January 21st!
The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, established in 1954, is one of the oldest artist residence programs in the US. The Foundation keeps a low profile and serves as a haven for painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, composers, photographers and filmmakers.
It is located on 18 acres in the heart of Taos, New Mexico, a 400 year old multicultural community renowned for its popularity with artists.
The Foundation Fellowship offers 3 months of rent-free and utility-paid housing to grantees. The 11 guest houses, or casitas, are fully furnished and provide residents with a peaceful setting in which to pursue their creative endeavours.
To apply for an artist residency at the HWF, complete an application form and submit it by mail to the Foundation (postmarked by January 18th) along with the required information and work samples:
The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of NM
218 Los Pandos Rd
P.O. Box 1891
Taos, NM 87571
The annual postmark deadline for applications is January 18th to be considered for a residence grant the following calendar year. Grantees will be notified of their fellowship awards by June 1st.
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 the length of the residency?
From 10 to 12 weeks, depending on the session.
What artistic disciplines are eligible for a residency grant?
• Visual artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, filmmakers, ceramicists
• Literary artists, writers, poets, playwrights
• Composers and songwriters
May I submit my resumé, a letter of intent, or a project proposal?
Yes, please submit your resume. A letter of intent or project proposal is not required.
Can applications be submitted by email or online?
Due to the volume of applications, we are only able to process paper applications that are submitted by mail. International artists can contact us to request approval to submit their applications by email.
What format of work samples should be included with my application?
Literary artists and playwrights must submit hardcopy work samples. Electronic work samples are accpeted and encouraged for applications from visual artists, compers and filmmakers. Acceptable electronic file types include jpg, gif, tiff and png.
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.