CALL FOR ENTRY: ROWAN UNIVERSITY ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
This Deadline Expired: Sunday, February 24, 2019
The Department of Art at Rowan University seeks an engaging visual artist for the annual Artist in Residence
Program. This residency supports the artistic development of professional artists while advancing creative and
artistic excellence within the Rowan community. The residency period is one full semester and offers a stipend,
studio space, access to department of art facilities, an optional exhibition, and artist-led programming.
Rowan University is a mid‐sized state institution located in southern New Jersey. The Department of Art serves
approximately 1400 students and employs 7 full‐time faculty. The curriculum includes courses in drawing,
painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, illustration, web design, video and animation, sculpture,
metals/jewelry, ceramics, art education, and art history.
Through rigorous degree programs in studio arts and art education, the Department of Art nurtures creative
expression within a liberal arts and professional context, fostering the important humanistic role played by the
visual arts in today’s society. The Department of Art also prepares majors for creative problem solving with a
technological foundation that is relevant for the twenty-first century. Moreover, courses in art history, art
appreciation and non-major studios provide visual art experiences that stimulate and enhance the aesthetic,
creative, and cultural literacy of the entire college community.
The Artist in Residence Program provides students with an opportunity to observe an artist at work and to
engage in dialogue with the artist through talks, demonstrations, and open studio visits.
• Must reside in North America
• Must be a professional artist – MFA preferred and a BFA with equivalent experience will be considered
• Must be able to work on your own without assistance
• Cannot be a current or recent (within two years) employee of Rowan University
• Cannot be a current student or recent alumnus (within two years) of Rowan University
• Work in the studio space at Rowan University for a minimum of 10 hours per week
• Supply your own materials and hand tools
• Hold at least two open studio events to share works-in-progress with students and university community
• At the end of the semester, give a final public lecture about your artwork and the progress made during the
residency period (this can be part of one of the two open studio events)
• Provide your own transportation to and from Rowan University
• Provide your own housing.
• $3000 stipend for the semester
• Access to a 280 square foot studio space (Building hours are 7:00a.m.–10:00p.m.)
• Access to the Department of Art studios when classes are not being held. Studios include printmaking,
computer labs, photography dark room, ceramic facilities (mixer, kilns, wheels, slab roller) metals/jewelry
(torches, casting equipment, rolling mill, enameling kilns), sculpture facilities (including woodshop, welding
and metal fabrication)
OPTIONAL PROGRAMMING (Choose up to two options from the list)
Please provide a brief description summarizing your programming intentions in your residency proposal.
Though artists are encouraged to participate in one optional program component, the choice to participate will
not impact the final selection of the visiting artist.
• Gallery Exhibition at the beginning of the residency coordinated with the gallery director
• Give an introductory presentation about your artwork to the students, department, and university
community or a gallery talk coinciding with the exhibition
• Propose a community or public engagement project
• Propose a workshop for students and/or the public
The AIR program is a co-managed program with the Department of Art and Rowan University Art Gallery.
All entries will be received by the Gallery for processing.
Please email submissions as a single PDF document directly to Jillian Schley, Assistant Director of
Rowan University Art Gallery.
APPLICATION MATERIALS (Accepted by email only)
All applications materials must be combined into a single PDF document.
• One page proposal or letter of residency project
Please include your name, address, email address, phone number, and website (if applicable)
• Artist statement (500 words max)
• 10 images sized to 72 ppi at approximately 8 x 10 inches.
• Include the title, date, medium, dimensions, and year of completion for each work.
• For video works, please supply complete URLs in your PDF.