Background: gallupARTS has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America grant to fund a Native American Guest Artist Program, involving a three-month paid residency and culminating month-long solo show.

Overview: gallupARTS’ Native Artist-in-Residence program at ART123 Gallery in downtown Gallup will provide a Native artist from the greater Gallup region the opportunity to create original works of art responding to a relevant, community-based social justice issue/s (e.g., exposure deaths, environmental concerns, domestic violence, etc.). The residency will take place from May 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018 and involve open studio hours, artist-led youth workshops, artist talks and live demos. It will culminate in a solo show of the created work at ART123 Gallery during the month of August 2018.

The selected artist will be offered a $4,200 honorarium, $1,000 materials stipend, $600 studio equipment budget and rent-free studio space for three months.

Eligibility Requirements:

– This residency opportunity is open only to Native artists. Preference will be given to artists living and working in the greater Gallup region.

– This process is open to all artistic disciplines.

– gallupARTS is interested in emerging Native artists who have demonstrated creativity, innovation and artistic excellence, and who place social justice at the core of their practice.

– Artists must demonstrate a strong commitment to arts education and community involvement, and must be willing to provide educational and community program components (outlined in the RFP).

– Artists should be able to make all of the commitments identified in the RFP, and should be able to provide their own transportation to and from commitments.

View/download the complete Request for Proposals (RFP), detailing eligibility and program requirements, by clicking here

Download/print the Residency Application by clicking here

Copies of the RFP and Application are available to pick up at ART123 Gallery, open Tues. – Fri from 10am – 3pm and Saturdays from 10am – 2pm. 

Application deadline: Friday, March 16 at 5pm MST

Questions? Contact Rose at or call 505-488-2136.

This program is funded by an NEA Challenge America grant matched by generous contributions from the Southwest Indian Foundation and individual local donors. Thank you to the Gallup community for its support!