The goal of the Work-Study Residency Program is to create opportunity, connection, and an immersive educational opportunity to artists who bring a range of perspectives and experience to the SRISA community. We encourage artists of all backgrounds looking to expand their art practice while working to support the day to day operations at SRISA to apply.
Resident artists participate an average of 20 hours/week which may include assisting the studio manager with day to day and on ongoing projects in the SRISA art studios, monitoring the front desk to help keep the studio art campuses open in the evenings/weekends, giving an artist talk (one a semester), and hosting a Cultural Program hands on workshop (one a semester) and the opportunity to exhibit artwork completed during the residency towards the completion of the program on campus during a student exhibition.
In exchange resident artists will be provided with full access to the SRISA art studios (outside of scheduled class time), one (1) SRISA course per semester with waived tuition (course materials fees will apply), access to the SRISA Library, SRISA communal lounges and study areas, and join in on the Cultural Programming events that are scheduled throughout the semesters. Resident artists enrolled in a SRISA course are considered students and are expected to be engaged, productive participants in the class they take.
Resident artists are expected to be self-directed and able to work independently on their studio art projects when not putting in their weekly hours on campus. Throughout the program in between semesters and holidays there may be breaks in school commitments where resident artists can take advantage of the time to invest deeply into their studio work and travel. The candidate must have received their Bachelors Degree before the start of the residency.
This is not a paid residency. Residents are financially responsible for themselves including travel, housing, and living expenses. Residents can make their own housing arrangements, but are also welcome to take advantage of SRISA housing options if they wish. Once accepted a virtual pre-departure check in with the studio manager and SRISA staff will take place before and upon arrival.
Timeline/Start: Program: 1 year residency (Sept-August). Upcoming fall through summer.
Application Type: Rolling (Application link coming soon)
Application Due: April 15
Notifications to applicants: June 1
Confirmation of participation by applicant: June 15
- Residency application (Application link coming soon)
- Current Resume/CV
- Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
- 10 images of artwork made in the last 5 years
- Title / Date / Dimensions / Media
- Bio (250-350 words)
- Artist statement (350-500 words)
- Letter of Intent: explain why you would like to take part in the Residency at SRISA, the project you would like to develop during your residency, and what you feel you can contribute to the SRISA community