McKinney International Art and Design Residency 2017

  • Deadline:
    Feb. 25, 2017, 11:59 p.m.
  • Location:
    Indiana University, Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana United States

The School of Art and Design at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a 4-6 week

Fall 2017 McKinney International Art and Design Residency. The residency will select an

established artists whose primary country of residency is outside of the United States. Approximate

dates for Fall 2017 are September 4th through December 15th.

Applicants should be actively engaged in contemporary artistic practice and show evidence of a

national and international exhibition record. Applications from practitioners of studio disciplines, as

well as criticism, are welcome.

The Artist-in- Residence is selected based on the merits of their professional careers, their

dedication in being part of an academic environment and their plan to develop and expand on their

creative process based on facilities and access to the unique collections and research specialties

available at IU. The successful applicants will remain in residence throughout the tenure of their

session. Selected applicants will be featured as part of the McKinney Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

In addition, prospective residents will coordinate with the School of Art and Design to offer studio

visits, open studios and a workshop based on technical/conceptual innovations.

Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide.

Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in

research and in the arts. Just 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis with over 40,000 students, the

University of Indiana Bloomington is the arts and cultural hub of the Midwest. While IU's amazing

arts and entertainment offerings play a large role in the city's cultural atmosphere, Bloomington is

extraordinary in its own right. Bloomington residents and IU students, faculty, and staff form a

vibrant, active community that benefits from the metropolitan qualities of a large city and the easy

pace of a small town.

The Department of Studio Art, founded in 1895, is one of the premier art schools in the country. The

School offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in Studio Art. Studio areas include ceramics,

drawing and painting, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, digital media/computer

arts, photography, textiles, printmaking, and sculpture.

Studio space, lodging and a $4,000 USD honorarium will be provided for each position. The

program will reimburse travel up to $2000. Other studio expenses will be the responsibility of the

successful applicant.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, 500 word proposal, portfolio of ten images of recent work

(artists) or 2 writing samples (critics/writers). Please specify in your proposal your availability for

dates, and interest in IU’s studio and research facilities and how this would best support your studio


Artists are invited to develop proposals using the following resources available at IU:

//Access to studios from all 9 areas

//Significant original prints and collections of prehistoric to contemporary arts are available at

the Indiana University Art Museum

//Archival resources at the Fine Arts Library which holds significant collection of artist books

//Lilly Rare Book Library and the Kinsey Institute for Sex research

//Residents may also have the opportunity to closely work with the Center for Integrative

Photographic Studies(CIPS), the study of photography, lens-based and sensing imaging

across many disciplines in arts, humanities and sciences at Indiana University, Mathers

Museum and Sage Collection

//The extensive programming at the Jacobs School of Music and IU Cinema

//Additional Bloomington campus or regional research resources or cultural assets.

Applications should be Uploaded to SLIDEROOM.

Review of applications will begin January 27, 2017.

*IUB is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering diversity within faculty and

student population, and we encourage applications from women and minority candidates.