Helene Wurlitzer

I am looking forward to attending The Helene Wurlitzer Artists Residency in Taos, New Mexico in 2021. Peace, quiet, and a studio to focus on my work.

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico (HWF) is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational and charitable organization committed to supporting the arts.

Founded in 1954, the HWF manages one of the oldest artist residency programs in the USA. The Foundation’s mission is to “Support the artist and the creative process” and serves as a haven for visual artists, literary artists and music composers.

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation is located on fifteen acres in the heart of Taos, New Mexico, a multicultural community renowned for its popularity with artists.

When painter Agnes Martin turned up in Taos in the year 1947 she was living out of her car. The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico’s very first charitable grant was awarded 66 years ago to Martin, launching her career and culminating in Martin achieving world renown as one of the most heralded and influential Abstract Expressionist artists of the 20th century. Since then, the HWF has provided fellowships to thousands of artists from all over the world.