Dickinson College, an internationally recognized liberal arts college in Carlisle, PA, seeks applicants for our 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence Program. This program was founded in 2009 through the generous support of Sylvia J. Smith ’73, and will bring an artist to campus for a 6-8 week period in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semester to develop a body of work and interact closely with students as a mentor, offering critique, demonstrations, and giving lectures on their work and related topics. The culmination of the residency will be an exhibition of works in the Department of Art & Art History’s Goodyear Gallery. A studio workspace will be provided along with housing and a generous stipend for materials and living costs.
This year’s residency is open to artists that work primarily with ceramic processes. All approaches to the medium ranging from formal to conceptual will be considered. We are especially interested in artists that utilize progressive approaches and whose practices push beyond expected conventions of the medium. This might even include the use of ceramic processes, or works, in conjunction with other mediums. The ceramics studio is equipped with electric & kick wheels, slab roller, extruders, clay mixer, pugger, full glaze lab, spray booth, gas & electric kilns, as well as slip-casting processes. Additionally, the studio program at Dickinson includes sculpture, (wood, metal, and casting processes), painting, drawing, printmaking, darkroom and digital photography, and still and time-based digital processes. We are especially interested in artists engaged in dynamic studio processes who can serve as strong role models for students.
Applicants should have their MFA as of August 2019. Please submit a CV, link to your work, and a letter of intent to: email@example.com. Submissions are due by August 1st 2019. Decision will be made by August 14th, 2019.
Expenses Paid by Dickinson College:
- $7200.00 stipend (combined living and materials) to support a six-eight week residency in the Fall of 2019 or Spring of 2020. Dates are flexible, but roughly from October to mid-November
- On campus housing accommodations.
- Private 350-1000 sq. ft. (based on need) studio space in the Goodyear Art Building.
- Access to use all studio facilities including: ceramic studio, print shop, photography studio, digital lab, wood shop, and welding facilities, and access to campus facilities including library, print center, and fitness center.
- Exhibition poster, promotion, and catered reception.
Expenses Paid by Artist:
- Meals are not included and should be factored as part of the living/materials stipend.
- Travel, shipping, materials, & additional living costs.
Residency Obligations for the Artist:
- Artists are expected to be on campus for the duration of the residency and adhere generally to a typical 5 day a week schedule, with weekends being open for travel and personal business.
- A solo exhibition of work in the Goodyear Gallery including but not limited to, work created during the residency. This exhibition will take place upon completion of the residency or at a later time agreed upon by artist and the Department of Art & Art History.
- Public artist presentation of their work to the college and greater Carlisle community.
- Participate in Senior Seminar studio critiques.
- Offer interactive learning possibilities to students such as conducting a workshop on a specific topic or giving a guest lecture in relevant studio classes.
- Contribute a work created during the residency to the Department of Art & Art History’s Sylvia J. Smith Artist in Residence Collection.
More information on the Studio Art Program at Dickinson College can be found here: https://www.dickinson.edu/info/20095/art_and_art_history/1887/goodyear_gallery