Residencies

Residency Opportunities for Faculty and Full-Time Staff:
Application Deadline: TBD

Due to the pandemic and associated travel restrictions/health and safety measures, we are not accepting applications at this time for the Catwalk Residency, the Krems, Austria Residency, or the Roger Brown Residency. We will open the application process and announce the residency opportunities as soon as we are able to.

SAIC is pleased to support three residencies—one regional, one national, and one international—intended for creative renewal for artists, designers, writers, and scholars.

Roger Brown Residency in New Buffalo, Michigan: Faculty who teach in the degree programs 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 lecturer and adjunct ranked faculty, full-time staff, and faculty on sabbatical are generally awarded between September and May.

Catwalk Residency in Catskill, New York in Summer: Faculty who teach in the degree program are selected for two-week residencies at the Catwalk Artist Residency in Catskill, NY (Residency Dates TBD). Each resident is provided an individual, furnished living space and creative use of the extensive 65-acre grounds that border the scenic Hudson River. SAIC provides $1,000 in travel funds for each of two residents.

AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich (Krems Residency) in Summer TBD: Faculty who teach in the degree program are selected for one- to two-month residencies in rural Austria between mid-June and mid-August. Residents are provided with living and studio accommodations in a multi-use arts complex. SAIC provides $1,500 in travel funds for up to two residents. 

Eligibility Criteria

Faculty in the degree program are eligible to apply for any of the three residencies, while full-time staff are eligible only for the Roger Brown Residency in New Buffalo, Michigan. Selections are based on the strength of the proposal, the applicant’s record of creative and scholarly achievements, the length of tenure at the institution, and the candidate’s history of awards from SAIC. For full-time faculty, priority consideration will be given to applicants who have actively contributed to the school community. Applicants who are not in compliance with SAIC required trainings and/or who have not fulfilled credential documentation requirements will not be considered.

Review and Selection

All submissions are reviewed by members of the Dean's Selection Committee, made up of the deans and elected full-time and part-time faculty representatives. Individual recipients are contacted via SAIC email in late-April/early-May.

Questions? Contact Maya Gopalan, Assistant Director of Academic Administration, 312.629.9789, mgopalan@saic.edu