2021 Native American Artist-in-Residence Program

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The Minnesota Historical Society is seeking applications for the 2021 Native American Artist-in-Residence Program. In 2021, the program will award 3 residencies for Native artists engaged in traditional artmaking and provide them stipends to connect with museum collections, peer artists, and/or other knowledgeable community members. Artists must currently reside in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, or South Dakota. For more information, please visit and

Questions can be directed to Ben Gessner at 651-259-3281/ or Samantha Manz at 651-259-3280/

Minnesota Historical Society. Apply by July 15, 2021. Native American Artist-In-Residence Program is an exciting initiative designed to expose Native artists to museum and library collections. Through this program, artists will have the opportunity to advance their understanding of traditional art worms and to share that knowledge with their home communities in a way that they design. For eligibility requirements and to apply, visit or call 651-259-3281.  Image: "Mahpiya ekta wakan, Maka ekta wakan (What is sacred above, is sacred below)," a beaded cradleboard created by Randilynn Boucher, 2019.

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