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Roman Witt Residency Program

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Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges

The mission of the Roman Witt Residency Program is to support the production of new work with assistance from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design community. The program awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to work at the school to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty. A centerpiece of the residency is the open studio, a centrally located studio space that is part of the school’s main gallery where the resident carries out work in a public domain. This public visibility of the artist’s process is intended as an exemplary teaching tool for the school as a whole. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.


The Witt Residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers. Applicants must be collaborative by nature, have good social and communication skills and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines. It is the goal of the Witt Residency to foster an atmosphere of inventive creative activity that extends throughout the University community.

Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. There is flexibility in how the time in residence is apportioned. In addition to the honorarium, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $5,000 funding support for project materials.

How To Apply
Proposals should delineate in one to three pages the nature and course of the project, including research currently in progress and an estimate of the time required to bring the project to fruition. The proposal must include a description of how the project will address the school’s non-media specific curriculum, incorporate students and benefit the community. It should outline the equipment needs vital to the project’s success and, where possible, indicate how the resources of the University of Michigan will facilitate successful project completion. Please include a detailed budget of anticipated project expenses for the residency.

All proposals should be accompanied by a current curriculum vitae or resume and representative examples of the candidate’s work (DVD’s, CD’s or other appropriate materials). Application materials will not be returned. Please mail application materials to:

ATTN: Witt Residency Application
University of Michigan School of Art & Design
Chrisstina Hamilton
2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Application Schedule

Proposals Due – February 1, 2010

Selection Committee Review – February, 2010
Selection Committee reviews materials and selects finalists to interview. Applicants will receive email notification, so please be sure to include your correct email address in your proposal.

Interviews – March/April, 2010

Notification – May 1, 2010

by [a former member] at 2009-11-27 10:51:31 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

01 Feb 2010 00:02
thanks D – looks like a good one…also at Michigan is the year long Knight Wallace Fellowship – similar to the Knight/Stanford and Nieman/Harvard fellowships:


by teru kuwayama | 27 Nov 2009 19:11 (ed. Nov 27 2009) | Palo Alto, California, United States | | Report spam→
I wish I could do a year in the States, I’d be all over it!

by [former member] | 28 Nov 2009 18:11 | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→

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