Grantee profile

Vera List Center for Art and Politics

Established in 1992 at The New School, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics manages an extensive fellowship programme, leading public research in the field of arts and politics. The Borderlands Fellowship is a new, jointly conceived and directed initiative of the Vera List Center and the Center for Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University. Combining the specific expertise of the two distinct organizations, the Borderlands Fellowship will explore notions of borders, land and migration through the lens of underrepresented Indigenous arts practices. Many tribes traditionally and currently reject concepts of borders, and the Fellowship will specifically open up discussion on borderlands with the engagement of Indigenous artists, writers, curators. The fellowship will involve a 2-year research period for two artists to make new work and contribute to the research and discourse around art and politics, particularly in relation to identity and the histories and cultures of Indigenous nations of the USA.