Call for American Indian artists ages 16-20 to be mentored, featured in February exhibition at Heard

September 29, 2015

Emerging American Indian artists (16-20 years old) living in Maricopa County and interested in in the arts are encouraged to apply to be one of seven “mentee artists” featured in an exhibition opening in February 2016 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

The exhibition would consist of co-created works from seven pairs of American Indian artists from the greater southwest region. Each pair would involve one established “mentor” artist and one emerging artist (ages 16-20). Each partnership would involve the co-creation of a collaborative piece or series of work, dependent on media.

The exhibit will include diverse media: textile or fiber arts, film, metalsmith, painting, and fashion design.

Eligibility: American Indian artists 16-20 years old with a displayed talent in an artistic medium.


Completely fill out the application: Confluence Artists Application

Return this application to: Confluence Exhibit, c/o Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 or by email to

Students will be selected based on their displayed interest to work with a mentor artist, artistic aptitude and availability to attend studio times.

DEADLINE: October 9, 2015 at 3 p.m. via email or mail

Note: Applications will be verified to ensure applicant is qualified to participate. Participants will be contacted if selected. Questions? Please call 602-251-0244 or email