8 weeks
Paid by host 

Studio space, lodging, and an honorarium of $5,000 USD will be provided. The program will also reimburse travel up to $2,000, cover the cost of health insurance for the length of the appointment, and purchase up to $500 in supplies through the school. 

Paid by artist 

Other studio expenses will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.

Application guidelines 

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, 500-word proposal, portfolio of ten images of recent work (artists) or 2 writing samples (critics/writers). Please specify date preferences and interest in studio and research facilities and how these might best support your proposal.

Applications should be uploaded via Slideroom.


Indiana University School of Fine Arts

Indiana University School of Fine Arts

Program for International Visiting Artists (PIVA)


The School of Art and Design at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a 4-6 week period for the McKinney International Art and Design Residency between October 1-December 11, 2020. An established artist or designer will be selected whose primary country of residence is outside the United States. Applicants should be actively engaged in a contemporary artistic practice and show evidence of a national and international exhibition record. Applications from practitioners of studio disciplines, as well as criticism, are welcome.

The Artist-in-Residence will be selected based on the merits of their professional careers, their dedication to being part of an academic environment, and their proposal to develop and expand on their creative process utilizing the facilities, unique collections, and research centers available at Indiana University. Selected applicants will be featured as part of the McKinney Visiting Artist Lecture Series and must remain in residence for the full period of the residency. In addition, prospective residents will coordinate with the Eskenazi School of Art + Design to offer studio visits, open studios, and a workshop based on technical/conceptual innovations.

Studio Art, founded in 1895, offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in fourteen concentrations including ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, digital art, photography, fibers, printmaking, creative core and sculpture.

Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and in the arts. Just 50 miles southwest of Indianapolis with over 40,000 students, Indiana University Bloomington is a cultural and artistic hub of the Midwest. While IU's amazing arts and entertainment offerings play a large role in the city's cultural atmosphere, Bloomington is extraordinary in its own right. Bloomington residents and IU students, faculty, and staff form a vibrant, active community that benefits from the metropolitan qualities of a large city and the easy pace of a small town.

Technical Information 

Artists are invited to develop proposals using the following resources:

  • Access to studios from all 10 areas
  • Eskenazi Museum of Art. Holdings include significant original prints, photographs and collections of prehistoric to contemporary art
  • Grunwald Gallery of Art. Exhibits of contemporary art and faculty and student work
  • Fine Arts Library. Holds significant collection of artist books
  • Lilly Library. Rare books and manuscripts (closed for renovation through 2021)
  • Kinsey Institute for Sex Research. Archive of art, publications, materials related to Sex research
  • Center for Integrative Photographic Studies(CIPS). Photography, lens-based and sensing imaging across many disciplines in the arts, humanities and sciences
  • Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Collections, exhibits and programs about its anthropological collections. (closed for renovation through 2021)
  • Elizabeth Sage Costume Collection. Historic fashion and costumes
  • Jacobs School of Music. Music conservatory
  • IU Cinema. Art film cinema
  • Additional Bloomington campus or regional research resources or cultural assets.

Nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana in the Midwestern portion of the United States. 1 hour from the state capital of Indianapolis, and 4 hours from the metropolitan city of Chicago. Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus squeezing a city's worth of culture into a college town, bringing together a wealth of cultural resources and the perspectives and talents of students from all 50 states and more than 125 countries. IU Bloomington's world-class performance spaces and museums, and outstanding programs in fine arts represent just a few of the opportunities for you to experience diverse ideas and forms of expression - and to create your own.

1201 E 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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