Residencies: Roger Brown Residency
Roger Brown Residencies: Two-week residencies
June 2017 through May 2018
New Buffalo, Michigan
Open to all Faculty in the degree program, and full-time SAIC Staff
New Buffalo description
One resident is selected for each two-week period, with exclusive use of the fully furnished, secluded house, guesthouse, and studio overlooking the Galien River to the east and across the street from Lake Michigan to the west. Architect George Veronda, Roger Brown's partner, designed the modernist glass and steel structure and its furnishings in 1979 as a showcase for Brown's extensive art collection. In 1998, Brown gave the property to SAIC as a gift, and since then it has been used as a year-round residency and retreat center. Located 75 miles from Chicago, it's a 1.5 hour drive or train commute. A car is recommended, but Amtrak's Wolverine Line has daily service to New Buffalo, with a stop about 1/4 mile from the house.
All faculty and staff who receive residencies must consult their department heads or supervisors; the school does not underwrite substitute teachers for this purpose, and staff must claim PTO.
Summer residencies are primarily awarded to full-time faculty, while part-time faculty, faculty on sabbatical or leave, and full-time staff are awarded residencies between September and May.
Residencies are typically 13 days in length—from Tuesday morning to the next Sunday evening. Applicants should identify several potential dates, listing them in order of descending preference.
Below are the possible residency dates to choose from:
|Tuesday, May 30–Sunday, June 11|
|Tuesday, June 13–Sunday, June 25|
|Tuesday, June 27–Sunday, July 9|
|Tuesday, July 11–Sunday, July 23|
|Tuesday, July 25–Sunday, August 6|
|Tuesday, August 8–Sunday, August 20|
|Tuesday, August 22–Sunday, September 3|
|Tuesday, September 12–Sunday, September 24|
|Tuesday, September 26–Sunday, October 8|
|Tuesday, October 10–Sunday, October 22|
|Tuesday, November 7–Sunday, November 19|
|Tuesday, November 21–Sunday, December 3|
|Tuesday, December 5–Sunday, December 17|
|Tuesday, December 26–Sunday, January 7|
|Tuesday, January 9–Sunday, January 21|
|Tuesday, January 23–Sunday, February 4|
|Tuesday, February 13–Sunday, February 25|
|Tuesday, February 27–Sunday, March 11|
|Tuesday, March 13–Sunday, March 25|
|Tuesday, April 3–Sunday, April 15|
|Tuesday, May 1–Sunday, May 13|
|Tuesday, May 15–Sunday, May 27|
Submitting an Application
By or before Monday, March 6, send materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and entitle the email NB_Last name, as in NB_Smith.
The email(s) should include three documents:
- Summary and Dates: Name, Rank, Department, Hire date, 25-word summary of proposal, and preferred dates of residency (in descending order of preference)
- Proposal: One to two page description of project and its relevance to both your practice and the region or site, including the potential for completed works or outcomes.
- CV: Current résumé or curriculum vitae
Format each required document as a PDF (maximum file size of 25 MB) and use the file naming convention of "NB_Last Name_Document.pdf":
NB_Smith_Summary.pdf, NB_Smith_Proposal.pdf, and NB_Smith_cv.pdf