The Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation is inviting applications for the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (RAiR). Conceived by businessman and artist Donald B. Anderson in 1967, the RAiR program seeks to enhance the cultural environment of Roswell and southeastern New Mexico by bringing artists of national importance to live and work in the tranquility of the high plains.
The program provides gifted studio-based visual artists with a unique opportunity to concentrate on their work in a supportive, collegial environment for an entire year. This “gift of time” allows artists to work without distraction in an effort to break new ground and focus on individual goals. Artists may be involved in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, installation and other fine art media. Grants are not made in the disciplines of performance art or production crafts.
Artists are housed in a complex of six houses and ten studios located on fifty acres of land. Each artist is provided with a house that can amply accommodate either a single person or a family, and houses are furnished with furniture, appliances, and utensils (within reason). Rent, utilities (except telephone), repairs, and maintenance costs are borne by the program, and a stipend of $800 per month is offered along with $100 for a spouse/partner and $200 per child living with the grantee. As part of the program, the Roswell Museum and Art Center generally invites new fellows to exhibit their work toward the end of their stay; however, this opportunity is optional.
To be eligible, applicants must be a visual artist age 21 or older.
See the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions: https://rair.org/rair