The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, established in 1954, is one of the oldest artist residence programs in the country. The Foundation keeps a low-profile and serves as a haven for painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, composers, photographers and filmmakers. We are located on eighteen acres in the heart of Taos, New Mexico, a four-hundred-year-old multicultural community renowned for its popularity with artists.

The Foundation fellowship offers three months of rent-free and utility-paid housing to grantees. Our eleven guest houses, or casitas, are fully furnished and provide residents with a peaceful setting in which to pursue their creative endeavors.

To apply for an artist residency at the HWF visit

The Foundation offers three sessions a year:
Session 1 (mid January - early April)
Session 2 (mid May - mid August)
Session 3 (early September - Late November)

The annual deadline for applications is January 18th for residencies the following calendar year. Grantees will be notified of their fellowship awards by June 1st.

Please note that casitas are single-occupancy only. Couples who apply must do so separately; if both are awarded grants, they will be scheduled for different sessions.

18 Jan 2017