Roger Brown Residency

Roger Brown

Roger Brown Residencies in New Buffalo, Michigan: 12-Day Residencies
May 2022 through June 2023

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

One resident is selected for each 12-day 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 it has been used as a year-round residency and retreat center ever since. Located 75 miles from Chicago, it is 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 chairs/directors or supervisors to coordinate time off. The school does not underwrite substitute teachers for faculty to attend residencies. Staff must claim PTO in order to attend.

Please note that pets are not allowed on the property in order to preserve the artwork, house, and grounds.

Eligibility Criteria

Faculty currently teaching in the degree program and full-time staff are eligible to apply 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.

2022–23 Dates

Summer residencies are generally awarded to full-time faculty, while those falling between September and May are generally awarded to lecturer and adjunct ranked faculty, full-time staff, and faculty on sabbatical.

Residencies are typically 12 days in length—beginning on a Wednesday and ending on a Sunday. Applicants should identify several potential dates in descending order of preference if possible.

Below are possible residency dates to choose from:

Residency Dates 2022

Wednesday, May 25 – Sunday, June 5
Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday, July 3
Wednesday, July 13 – Sunday, July 24
Wednesday, July 27 – Sunday, August 7
Wednesday, August 10 – Sunday, August 21
Wednesday, August 24 – Sunday, September 4
Wednesday, September 7 – Sunday, September 18
Wednesday, September 21 – Sunday, October 2
Wednesday, October 5 – Sunday, October 16
Wednesday, October 26 – Sunday, November 6
Wednesday, November 9 – Sunday, November 20
Wednesday, November 23 – Sunday, December 4
Wednesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 18
Wednesday, December 21 – Sunday, January 1

Residency Dates 2023

Wednesday, January 4 – Sunday, January 15
Wednesday, January 18 – Sunday, January 29
Wednesday, February 8 – Sunday, February 19
Wednesday, February 22 – Sunday, March 5
Wednesday, March 8 – Sunday, March 19
Wednesday, March 22 – Sunday, April 2
Wednesday, April 5 – Sunday, April 16
Wednesday, April 26 – Sunday, May 7
Wednesday, May 24 – Sunday, June 4
Wednesday, June 7 – Sunday, June 18
Wednesday, June 21 – Sunday, July 2

Applications are due on or before Monday, April 25, 2022.

TO APPLY, complete the Roger Brown Residency Application.

You must be logged in to your SAIC email account to complete the form and apply. If you have any technical difficulty, including problems accessing the form, please contact the CRIT Department. The application can also be accessed by pasting the link below into your browser: 

You must convert all documents into PDFs before uploading. Required files to upload include:

  1. Proposal: One- to two-page description of a project and its relevance to your practice, including the potential for completed works or outcomes.
  2. CV: Current résumé or curriculum vitae
  3. For Full-Time Faculty Only: Service and/or contributions to the school community performed over the past three academic years. Full-time faculty should include a list of all service performed for the school over the current and prior two academic years (with dates).

Review and Selection

All submissions are reviewed by members of the Dean’s Selection Committee, which includes the Dean of Faculty, Dean of Graduate Studies, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and elected full-time and part-time faculty representatives. Individual recipients are contacted via SAIC email in mid- / late-May