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Artist in Residence


The newly created Artist-in-Residence Program at SUNY Oswego brings an artist to campus for one academic semester (applicant’s choice of Fall or Spring) to produce a body of work, teach in the area of their specialty, and to conduct research. The resident artist is given the opportunity to pursue research and/or realize a specific project while drawing on the College’s resources, including its facilities, faculty and student body, practice and performance space, libraries, and collections.

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A central focus of this residency program is on artistic work that engages with issues of diversity, intersectionality, inclusion, and belonging, including but not limited to the experiences and lived realities of marginalized or minoritized communities or individuals. Candidates who are members of underrepresented or minoritized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates for the program include both emerging and established artists who demonstrate the ability to collaborate across disciplinary fields. For the inaugural year, the Artist-in-Residence Program is open to artists working in the visual arts, theatre, music, creative writing, dance, and film. Artists whose work incorporates multiple mediums in the aforementioned categories are also encouraged to apply.

Goals for the Artist-in-Residence program:

  • Create opportunities for students to have longer/more impactful experiences with visiting artists
  • Highlight the current work of underrepresented artists
  • Increase number of faculty of color teaching in art departments
  • Host collaborative/interdisciplinary arts programs with multiple avenues for audiences within and beyond the campus community

For the full application and information on how to apply, please see this Artist in Residence form (PDF).