Residency at Columbus State University

Residency at Columbus State University

Columbus State University is located in west central Georgia just across the Chattahoochee River from Alabama. The Department of Art supports the larger University goals of fostering educational, cultural, social, and economic growth in Georgia and beyond. The Department of Art is dedicated to fostering the development of the students, faculty, and resident artist/scholars and has established state-of-the-art facilities to help them achieve their mission.

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Residency Program and Summer River Fellow Residency Program bring prominent studio artists, art historians, art critics, and curators to CSU’s Department of Art. VASRP residencies are typically 4 weeks in length and Summer Fellow residencies are typically 2-4 weeks, although additional time is negotiable. Both VASRP and Summer River Fellows receive research stipends based on the type and length of their residency.
Residents interact with students and faculty, lead workshops related to their disciplines and give public lectures on their work. They may offer a seminar on a topic within their area of expertise, mount exhibitions, or work with students and faculty on collaborative projects. The residents are provided with a studio in either the Seaboard Depot building or the Corn Center for the Visual Arts, as well as a furnished apartment within a block of the studios. Residents pursue their own research and creative production, and invariably find their visit to Columbus’s thriving arts community to be a positive, productive, and enjoyable experience.

SHORT TERM - Visiting Artist and Scholar Residency Program

The Department of Art at CSU is now accepting applications for our Visiting Artist and Scholar Program to give a public lecture, student critiques, and present a workshop or classroom presentations. The program is open to Studio artists, Art Historians, Art Critics, and Curators. There are four positions available for a proposed period between August 15, 2017 – May 15, 2018. Responsibilities of the Resident Artist/Scholar to the Department The Visiting Residency Program has been established in order to enrich our curriculum and to expose our students and the city and regional communities to new ideas and techniques.

  • The visiting Artist/Scholar will provide intellectual dialogue and aesthetic contribution with the students about their work.
  • The Resident Artist/Scholar will be asked to lead a workshop or a seminar or give classroom lectures in their discipline.
  • The Resident Artist/ Scholar will give public lecture on their work.

The River Fellow Residency Program - June 1 – July 31, 2018 

The residency is intended as a professional development opportunity for Visual Artists in all media. Resident must have completed MFA degrees from 2014 to the present, and who are on‐track to receive an MFA by May 2016. Artistic merit and scholarly merit are the basis for selections. Responsibilities of the Resident Artist/Scholar to the Department:

  • The visiting Artist/Scholar will provide intellectual dialogue and aesthetic contribution with the students and the community about their work.
  • The Resident Artist/Scholar will be asked to lead a workshop or give classroom lectures in their discipline.
  • The Resident Artist/ Scholar will give public lecture on their work.

Email your application to israel_hannah@columbusstate.edu before 20th February 2017, with the following documents:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Indicate VASRP or Summer River Fellow
  • CV
  • VISUAL ARTIST. Submit 20 images (power point or PDF). Artist whose work is better represented in video may be included as a Quicktime format. Each image should include the artist’s name, title of the piece, medium, size and year of completion.
  • ART HISTORIANS, ART CRITICS, AND CURATORS. Submit a writing sample reflecting your current scholarly interests. Curators should include images of their curatorial work.
  • Workshop Proposal: Include a detailed description of what type of workshop you will be doing while in the program. Workshops should be at least 5 contact hours with the public and student body. The workshop can be integrated in with another course or can be proposed as a special demonstration or seminar in a particular subject.
  • References: Please include contact information for 3 references. 

https://art.columbusstate.edu/residency/