Catwalk Residency
Krems Residency
Roger Brown Residency

2017–18 Residency opportunities for faculty and full-time staff:
Monday, March 6 deadline

SAIC is pleased to support three residencies—one regional, one national, and one international—intended for creative renewal for artists, designers, writers, and scholars. Since 2000, nearly 300 faculty and full-time staff have completed residencies in New Buffalo, Michigan; Catskill, New York; and Krems, Austria.


The school makes every effort to conscientiously and equitably distribute awards from the requests received. All faculty in the degree program are eligible to apply for any of the three residencies, while full-time staff are eligible only for New Buffalo residencies. Selections are based on the strength of the proposal, especially those that propose to complete a specific project or produce new works that have relevance to the region or site. Priority consideration is given to applicants who have actively contributed to the school community. Other considerations include the applicant’s record of professional achievements, the length of tenure at the institution, annual teaching load (for faculty), and the candidate’s history of awards from SAIC. 

Roger Brown Residencies in New Buffalo, Michigan in 2017–18: Faculty and full-time SAIC staff who are artists, designers, writers, and scholars are awarded two-week residencies in a fully furnished, architect-designed home and studio bequeathed by alumnus Roger Brown. Summer residencies are generally awarded to full-time faculty, while sabbatical faculty, part-time faculty, and full-time staff are scheduled between September and May.

Catwalk Residency in Catskill, New York in Summer 2017: SAIC selects two faculty for three- to four-weeks at the Catwalk artist-in-residency program in Catskill, NY. Each resident is provided an individual, furnished living space and creative use of the extensive 65-acre grounds that border the scenic Hudson River. The Deans Office provides $1,000 travel funds for each resident.

Krems, Austria Exchange in Summer 2018 (note year): The school selects one faculty for two months, or two faculty each for a one month summer residency in rural Austria between June 15 and August 15, 2018. Residents are provided with living and studio accommodations in a multi-use arts complex, and SAIC provides $1,500 in support of travel. Knowledge of German is not essential, but very helpful.

Review and Selection

All submissions are reviewed by members of the Dean's Selection Committee, which includes the Deans, Division Chairs, and elected full-time and part-time faculty representatives. Individual recipients are contacted via SAIC email in April.

More Information

Contact Molly Scranton in the Deans Office, Sharp Building, room 810, 312.899.7472,