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OLA Artist-In-Residence Program

The Oglala Lakota Artspace Artist-In-Residence Program is designed to support Oglala Lakota culture bearers and artists working in the continuum of Lakota art, historically, traditionally and contemporarily, to develop their practice and build collaborations with local artists and the community.

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Artist-In-Residency Program

The Oglala Lakota Artspace Artist-in-Residence Program is designed to support Oglala Lakota culture bearers and artists working in the continuum of Lakota art, historically, traditionally, and contemporarily, to develop their practice and build collaborations with local artists and the community.

residencies

Residencies are available for two to six weeks, including living accommodations, a food stipend, a workspace, a material stipend, transportation to and from the residency space, and uninterrupted time to concentrate on creative practice. The residency is open to Oglala Lakota visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, interdisciplinary artists, performance artists, and collaborative teams, with established or emerging artists encouraged to apply.

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OLA Artist-In-Residency living room with a gray couch and tv mounted to the wall.
OLA Artist-In-Residency bedroom - a double bed against a wall with a window.
OLA Artist-In-Residency kitchen with wood cabinets and modern appliances.

2023 Artists-In-Residents

2023 was the inaugural year of the Oglala Lakota Artspace's Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program. This groundbreaking initiative in this region aims to provide a nurturing environment for Oglala Lakota artists to showcase their artistic prowess, explore new horizons, and contribute to the rich tapestry of Indigenous art.

We are proud to present the incredible group of 2023 artists, who embody the spirit and creativity of the Oglala Lakota community. Each artist brings a unique perspective and artistic style, promising a dynamic and engaging residency experience.

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