Forge Project Open Call

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Forge Project is pleased to announce its 2022 fellowship application open call.

Forge Project, a Native-led arts and decolonial education initiative on the unceded homelands of the Muh-he-con-ne-ok in Upstate New York, is pleased to announce its open call for applications for its 2022 funded fellowship program for Indigenous artists, scholars, organizers, cultural workers, researchers, and educators.

About the Fellowship

Forge Project is seeking a 2022 cohort of six Indigenous individuals that represents a broad diversity of cultural practices, participatory research and organizing models, and geographic contexts that honor Indigenous pasts as well as build Native futures. Each Forge Project Fellow will receive a total of $25,000 toward their practice and will have full access to the Forge Project site, libraries, and lending collection of living Indigenous artists during their fellowship.

The space consists of two structures designed by Ai Weiwei in collaboration with HHF architects. The Tsai Residence is the larger of the two buildings and consists of four equal-sized boxes, where Forge Project hosts its public programming, including special-topic talks with Fellows. Parallel to the Tsai residence is a Y-shaped building; the upper floor features a circular skylight that illuminates a central art gallery, and houses a fluid living and studio space for Forge fellows.

2022 Fellows will have the opportunity to present their work to the local Forge Project audience on site as well as a wider international audience via social media. Fellows will work with Director of Education and Fellowship Coordinator Heather Bruegl (Oneida/Stockbridge-Munsee).

About the Jury

The Forge Project Fellowship 2022 jury will be reviewed by a panel of six distinguished Native scholars, artists, writers, and former Fellows.

Misty Cook, M.S.
Dr. Anton Treuer
Dr. Meranda Roberts
Dr. Rose Miron
Sky Hopinka
Dr. Jolene Rickard
Application & Eligibility

Applicants must be registered citizens of a federally recognized tribal nation, or Canadian First Nations (status or non-status), Metis or Inuit to apply for the 2022 Forge Project Fellowship. Applicants must be an enrolled member or citizen of a federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native corporation, or of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Applicants will be asked to provide documentation of their Native citizenship or ancestry. At least one Fellow will come from the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians. For full details, selection criteria, key dates and the link to apply, visit forgeproject.com/fellowship. Please email fellow@forgeproject.com with any questions.

Informational webinar, Monday, January 10, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST. Register here.
Applications are due by Friday, January 21, 2022 by 11:59 PM EST
The 6 individuals will be announced in Spring 2022
Electronic Submissions

Forge Project uses Submittable to collect applications. This web-based tool helps Forge Project make grant processes more streamlined and transparent.
To submit an application, you will need to create a Submittable account. All you need is an email and password to create your account, it’s that simple. For further instructions, visit the following help center article How to submit.
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If you have any technical issues, please contact Submittable through the following link: Submittable technical support