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Roger Brown Residencies: Two-week residencies
June 2018 through May 2019
New Buffalo, Michigan

Open to all faculty in the degree program, and full-time SAIC Staff

New Buffalo Residency 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 to coordinate time off. The school does not underwrite substitute teachers for this purpose, and staff must claim PTO.

2018–19 Dates

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:

Residency Dates 2018
Tuesday, May 29–Sunday, June 10
Tuesday, June 12–Sunday, June 24
Tuesday, June 26–Sunday, July 8
Tuesday, July 10–Sunday, July 22
Tuesday, July 24–Sunday, Aug 5
Tuesday, Aug 7–Sunday, Aug 19
Tuesday, Aug 21–Sunday, Sept 2
Tuesday, Oct 2–Sunday, Oct 14
Tuesday, Oct 16–Sunday, Oct 28
Tuesday, Oct 30 –Sunday, Nov 11
Tuesday, Nov 13–Sunday, Nov 25
Tuesday, Nov 27–Sunday, Dec 9
Tuesday, Dec 11–Sunday, Dec 23
Tuesday, Dec 25–Sunday, Jan 6
Residency Dates 2019
Tuesday, Jan 8–Sunday, Jan 20
Tuesday, Jan 22–Sunday, Feb 3
Tuesday, Feb 5–Sunday, Feb 17
Tuesday, Feb 19–Sunday, Mar 3
Tuesday, Mar 5–Sunday, Mar 17
Tuesday, Mar 19–Sunday, Mar 31
Tuesday, Apr 2–Sunday, Apr 14
Tuesday, Apr 30–Sunday, May 12
Tuesday, May 14–Sunday, May 26

Submitting an Application

By or before Monday, March 5, send materials via email to mscranton@saic.edu, and entitle the email NB_Last name, as in NB_Smith.

The email(s) should include three documents:

  1. Summary and Dates: Name, Rank, Department, Hire date, 25-word summary of proposal, and preferred dates of residency (in descending order of preference)
  2. 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.
  3. 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