WISC Calls for Fellows-in-Residence, Residencies in Arts, Business, Science, Cultural Preservation and Philanthropy

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September 15, 2016
United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Business History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Opportunities for Scholars, Researchers and Professionals in Residence at WISC

The Women’s International Study Center (WISC) seeks applicants for residential fellowships at Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Attracting travelers from around the world, Santa Fe is known for its art markets, museums, and research and academic institutions. The region has beautiful scenery, year-round outdoor activities and a rich mix of American, Spanish Colonial and Native American history. Acequia Madre House is on a 3.5-acre property in a quiet, historic neighborhood.

Artists, writers, scholars, professionals, innovators and entrepreneurs, as individuals and groups, are encouraged to apply for residencies available throughout the year. WISC seeks proposals aligned with our focus areas, broadly defined, of the arts, sciences, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy, as inspired by the three generations of women who built and lived in Acequia Madre House. Proposals by women are accepted, as are those of anyone working in these areas as they relate directly to the interests and experiences of women.


Click here for bios of former WISC Fellows.

Fellows live and work in two residences on the property. Housing includes a private bedroom with a desk, private and shared bathrooms, common kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, and access to wifi and a network printer.

Each fellow or group of fellows is encouraged to make a public presentation (WISC will assist in organizing presentations) during the period in residence. WISC asks that fellows acknowledge WISC in any publications or exhibitions that result from the work conducted during the residency.

The application requests:

  • Completed application form
  • 500-word project proposal
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • One-to-three work samples from individuals
  • Two work samples from a group or one per person within the group
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals
  • Two letters of recommendation for a group or one per person within the group

Applications are accepted year-round and reviewed by a distinguished Academic Advisory Committee . However, they are only reviewed twice a year with deadlines of March 15 and November 15. Notifications follow six to eight weeks later.

To access the applications, click on the button labeled “Click here to submit” [link to button at bottom of page] below. Applications are only accepted online through Submittable.com. Applications submitted through any other means will not be reviewed.

There are two distinct WISC Fellowship-in-Residence applications: one for individual applicants and another for groups:

  • Individual Fellowship-in-Residence

Individual fellowships are typically about four weeks long. Individual applicants selected for a fellowship will receive a $1,000 stipend for a residency lasting four or more weeks. Stipends for shorter residencies will be prorated by the number of days at $36/day.

  • Group Fellowship-in-Residence

The Group Fellowship-in-Residence is meant to support a group of collaborators in need of a period of residency to engage in teambuilding and/or work on a project together. Group residencies are available for up to four weeks. WISC can accommodate a group size of up to three individuals year-round and up to six individuals during the summer.

Group fellowship applicants will submit one application with a joint proposal that indicates the specific expertise, skills and contributions of each individual toward the group project.

Members of a group selected for a fellowship will share a $1,000 stipend for a residency lasting four or more weeks. Stipends for shorter residencies will be prorated by the number of days at $36/day.

Additional Logistics

Security Deposit: A $200 deposit will be withheld from stipends and paid at the end of the residency if no damage to the residence is incurred.

Spouses and Partners: Spouses, partners and children cannot be accommodated.

Pets: Regulations prohibit pets in the residences with the exception of assistance animals.

Smoking: Smoking is prohibited in the residences.

Working Artists: Currently, there is no studio space for artists in our historic residential properties. However, artists working in two dimensional formats using ink or pencil or in digital media may work in their rooms in the residences. Others should inquire.

Persons with Disabilities: If you require disability accommodations for housing or other aspects of the Fellowship-in-Residence Program, please contact the WISC at 505-983-6538 or email info@wisc-amh.org

Other Questions: If you have other specific questions, please contact WISC at 505-983-6538 or email info@wisc-amh.org.

Contact Info: 

Jordan Young



614 Acequia Madre

Santa Fe, NM 87505

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