WANT TO JOIN US FOR A SEMESTER?
The Philip C. Curtis Artist-in-Residence program is intended to provide an opportunity for an emerging artist to pursue his or her work in a supportive environment within the Department of Art and Art History at Albion College.
The Artist-in-Residence will be expected to be available as a resource to the faculty and to students in the department. The artist will be expected to establish a predictable working pattern and to work on a regular basis. The Department of Art and Art History will provide a space suitable to execute work, with 24-hour access to our facilities.
The Artist-in-Residence may be asked to make formal presentations or to do demonstrations in a classroom setting, but the artist will not have faculty status or responsibilities (classes, grading, etc.). We normally expect the AIR will present an artist’s talk within the first three weeks of the residency. The overriding responsibility of the Artist-in-Residence is to immerse himself/herself in work. If the AIR must be absent from the College to participate in professional activities (competitions, exhibitions, etc.) or for emergencies, it will be at his or her own expense.
While the artist's accessibility and availability to students is important, it should not be at undue expense to the artist. The chair of the Department of Art and Art History will serve as the contact between the Artist-in-Residence and the College.
The studio is approximately a 17x16 foot room with an 11-12 foot ceiling, including fluorescent and spotlights and high windows for natural light. There is a sink, at least one large table, a cabinet, and 16x8 feet of surface for tacking materials. The other walls are painted cinder block.
We request that artists submit a one- to three-page proposal, along with 20 images, a CV, and an artist's statement to:
Department of Art and Art History
611 E. Porter St.
Albion, Michigan 49224