New Harpo Foundation Fellowships for Native American Artists


The VSC/Harpo Foundation Fellowship was established in 2011 to support the development of Native American visual artists and foster intercultural dialogue. Each year, the Harpo Foundation supports two fellows and has so far funded fourteen (14) individual month-long VSC residencies. 

We're excited to continue this partnership by offering two (2) new VSC/Harpo Foundation Fellowships for Native American Artists at our 2/15/19 Fellowship Deadline. Each award includes a $500 travel stipend. These awards are for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian visual artists. For application details and eligibility requirements, visit

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 11:59pm, Eastern.

The VSC experience was important to me, not only being a place to focus, but was a unique experience where I was able to be a part of a diverse community. Spending time with a group of intellectuals from all different backgrounds gave me the ability to share and learn from each of them. I would not have been able to have this great experience without the fellowship, and I am grateful to the Harpo Foundation.

Ryan Flores, VSC/Harpo Foundation Fellow

Ryan Flores
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As an American Indian artist, I am constantly thinking about the link between my culture and my artwork. My work reflects on objects that relate to traditional and contemporary Mohawk culture and I often struggle with representation of an object—in particular, how much abstraction should be brought to the work. My time at the Vermont Studio Center has helped me explore that line and in turn, pushed my work conceptually. 

Margaret Jacobs, VSC/Harpo Foundation Fellow


My one-on-one talks with the visiting artists were helpful and enlightening.  Since I live in an isolated community, I know the opportunity to have nationally and internationally known artists come into my studio to speak with me personally about my work would not have occurred if not for the Harpo Foundation and VSC. 

Gerald Clarke, VSC/Harpo Foundation Fellow

Gerald Clarke