The Summer Institute for Visual Arts at Drury University is currently seeking applications for Summer 2015 Visiting Artist Fellowships.
Established in 2007, the Summer Institute for Visual Arts (SIVA) at Drury University is dedicated to advanced
research and practice in the field of contemporary visual arts. Each summer, SIVA offers four Visiting Artist Fellowships to internationally recognized artists and a Master of Arts in Studio Art and Theory (MART) program for emerging and aspiring artists.
SIVA supports innovation and cross-disciplinary activity, and encourages participants to utilize the resources of the university to inform and deepen their artistic vision.
Visiting Artist Fellowships are awarded to internationally recognized artists representing a range of
practices and disciplines. During their five-week residency, each Visiting Artist Fellow is provided housing, a private studio space, access to the University’s resources and facilities, and a substantial stipend. In turn, Visiting Artist Fellows serve as
mentors in the MART program. They are responsible for a Visiting Artist Studio (offered in the second and third year of the program) and play an active role in SIVA through program-wide studio visits, workshops, reviews and lectures.
Applications are sought from internationally exhibiting artists who have an established body of work and
exemplary professional record. An MFA or equivalent, teaching experience and a growing record of exhibitions and/or other activities is required. Preference will be given to candidates possessing knowledge and interest in historical and contemporary art issues
across disciplines. The review committee will consider the applicant’s experience and his or her appropriateness to the Summer Institute of Visual Arts mission and curriculum, as well as quality of work and written statements.
Each Summer Institute of Visual Arts Visiting Artist Fellow receives $4500.00 USD in compensation to manage a 5-week Visiting Artist Studio course (Monday-Thursday, 1-5pm),
offer a one-day technical workshop and give a public lecture. Fellows additionally receive on-campus housing, a private studio in the Warmack Faculty Studios building and exhibition opportunities when available. Fellows are expected to be in residence full-time.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit a letter of interest, artist and/or teaching statement, CV, portfolio images or
website (including examples of student work if possible) and the names and addresses (postal and email) of three references.
Applications must be received by December 8, 2014.
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