Roger Brown Residency

Roger Brown

Roger Brown Residencies in New Buffalo, Michigan: 12-Day Residencies
July 2023 through June 2024

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.

2023–24 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 2023
Wednesday, July 12 – Sunday, July 23
Wednesday, July 26 – Sunday, August 6
Wednesday, August 9 – Sunday, August 20
Wednesday, August 23 – Sunday, September 3
Wednesday, September 6 – Sunday, September 17
Wednesday, September 20 – Sunday, October 1
Wednesday, October 4 – Sunday, October 15
Wednesday, October 25 – Sunday, November 5
Wednesday, November 8 – Sunday, November 19
Wednesday, November 22 – Sunday, December 3
Wednesday, December 6 – Sunday, December 17
Wednesday, December 20 – Sunday, December 31

Residency Dates 2024
Wednesday, January 3 – Sunday, January 14
Wednesday, January 17 – Sunday, January 28
Wednesday, February 7 – Sunday, February 18
Wednesday, February 21 – Sunday, March 3
Wednesday, March 6 – Sunday, March 17
Wednesday, March 20 – Sunday, March 31
Wednesday, April 3 – Sunday, April 14
Wednesday, April 24 – Sunday, May 5
Wednesday, May 8 – Sunday, May 19
Wednesday, May 22 – Sunday, June 2
Wednesday, June 5 – Sunday, June 16
Wednesday, June 19 – Sunday, June 30
Wednesday, July 3 – Sunday, July 14

Applications are due on or before Monday, March 20, 2023.

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.