We work with everyone! Meow Wolf wants to connect with the best creatives across every medium and throughout the world, while also offering our exhibitions as a platform for regional, DIY, or emerging artists across the country. It took more than 140 artists and 300 volunteers to build the House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, so you can see there’s always room for new collaborators!
We’re especially interested in prioritizing artists and narratives from underrepresented and underserved communities, this includes emerging artists, DIY makers, women, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, seniors, and people with disabilities. It’s this diversity in perspective and craft that make our exhibitions stronger, more intriguing, and timeless.
Currently, we are focused on making connections to artists in all of our existing and upcoming markets – Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Phoenix.
We collaborate with artists in every way imaginable (and even, sometimes, unimaginable). From long term sponsorship relationships to short term projects — as a creative company we desire to always be expanding and building our network of collaborators. An emphasis in all of our exhibitions is on working with folks from the local community; bolstering the stories of creatives who have deep histories and contexts in their city.
A good example is our future Denver exhibit, where 40% of the lead visual artists represented are Colorado-based collaborators. Integrating artists from local communities is what makes Meow Wolf an authentic experience in creative community building and we intend to continue to promote local economies by working with artists in each market we move to.
Our long term strategy for engagement pushes for opportunities to serve local arts economies long after we open an exhibition, keeping in touch with artists year-round to offer relevant opportunities within and outside of our exhibitions. We form relationships thoughtfully and thoroughly and support artists by providing them a large platform through our exhibitions and other projects, fair compensation, and the opportunity for further collaboration with our team.
There are infinite possibilities for collaboration when you believe in infinite dimensions!
Outside of the 250 artists we employ full time creating new exhibitions together, there are a handful of Santa Fe based artists who we support to pursue their unique individual aesthetics. From the afro-futurist illustrations of Janell Jangford’s Obsidiopolis, to the fantastic, dreamy universe of Nico Salazar’s Future Fantasy Delight, these artists represent our vision of promoting radical imagination across the world. Other all-stars in our cohort are Carlos Medina and Mikey Rae with Legit Concerns. Our goal is forming similar relationships with artists in each new market we enter to support local creative economies and offer a platform for spreading the work we love.
Are you part of a DIY community or small scale art collective? Our DIY Fund is an annual fund created to support the DIY Community, artist collectives and non-conforming art spaces nationwide. It is a competitive process that requires an application, and is open to non-profit organizations, businesses and other entities who have established a community in their local arts scene.
To date, we have awarded more than $375,000 in funding to support more than 250 DIY spaces across the country. Funding can be used for rent, infrastructure, programming, safety improvements, or for whatever you may need. Visit our DIY Fund webpage for more information on how to apply.
While we are still crafting our long term mechanism for the intake of proposals and collaborators, we are happy to say that we have a method for sharing work via our Want to Collaborate form. We encourage all potential collaborators to fill out the simple form to let us know more about their work to become part of our rolodex of excellent creators. Please note this is not a job application or request for proposal. To apply for an open job position, please visit our online Job Board.