Residencies and Grants: Roger Brown Residency
Roger Brown Residencies: Two-week residencies
June 2015 through May 2016
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.
Up to 25 residents are selected each year. 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 a Tuesday morning to the next Sunday evening. Applicants should identify several potential dates, listing dates in order of descending preference.
|June 30 – July 12||July 3 (School Closed—Independence Day Holiday)|
|July 28–August 9|
|August 25–September 6||Fall classes begin Wednesday, September 2
Labor Day: Monday, September 7
|September 8–20||Closed for repairs|
|September 22–October 4|
|October 20–November 1|
|November 17–29||Thanksgiving Break: November 25–29|
|December 1–13||CRIT Week: Monday, December 7–11
Classes end Monday, December 21
|December 29–January 10||Winter classes begin Friday, January 4|
|January 12–24||Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 18
Winter classes end Monday, January 25
|January 26–February 7||Spring classes start Thursday, January 28|
|February 23–March 6|
|March 8–20||Daylight Savings: Sunday, March 13
Spring Break: March 17–20
|March 22–April 3|
|April 19–May 1||Closed for repairs|
|May 3–15||CRIT Week: May 2–6
Spring semester ends Sunday, May 15
Commencement: Monday, May 16
|May 17–29||Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
Summer classes begin Tuesday, May 31
Submitting an Application
By or before Monday March 9, 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