Residency Opportunities for Faculty and Full-Time Staff

Application Deadline: Refer to each residency opportunity for specific deadline

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

1. Roger Brown Residency in New Buffalo, Michigan in 2023-24

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.

2. AIR – ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Niederösterreich (Krems Residency) in Summer 2024

Faculty who teach in the degree program are selected for one- to two-month residencies in rural Austria between June and July. 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 two 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 mid-May.

Questions? Contact Maya Gopalan, Assistant Director of Academic Administration, 312.629.9789,