Paid by host 

Roundtrip airfare to Bozeman, pick-up and drop-off at the airport, housing/utilities, studio, materials assistance (up to $250.00 USD), program administration, and a General Stipend of $1000.00 USD ($500.00 upon arrival and $500.00 as room deposit – to be given to the iAIR upon completion of the residency).

Paid by artist 

Application fee - $35.00 USD, US Visa Expenses, personal medical insurance, living expenses, material costs above what is provided by the School of Art, transportation once in residence and any shipping of artwork to and from the residency.

Application guidelines 

Applications are open to emerging, mid-career and established international artists. Artists currently living in the U.S. are not eligible to apply for this program. Current undergraduate and graduate students are not eligible to apply for this program.

Applications are to be submitted online, with following documents:  

  • a CV or résumé;
  • an artist statement (maximum 500 words);
  • an image list which corresponds with submitted works;
  • and a residency proposal (maximum 500 words)
  • 8-10 images or A/V files. Images should be a maximum of 1200 x 800 pixels and audio or video clips should not exceed 2 minutes each. Accepted formats are JPEG, TIFF, PNG, MP3, MP4, WAV and MOV
  • $ 35 application fee

Please submit each document separately as a Word document or a PDF. All documents and files should be labeled with first initial and surname followed by submission type (i.e. h.miller_cv, h.miller_image1, h.miller_audio2, etc.).


Application deadline for 2013-14 passed, check website for upcoming deadlines

Montana State University's School of Art

Montana State University's School of Art

international Artist in Residence (iAIR)


The School of Art at Montana State University has created this program to develop a relationship between the artist with the students, faculty and community of Bozeman, MT. “Conversations about Art” is an informal dinner gathering which seeks to create a forum for exchange between the iAIR, faculty members and graduate students. “Ways of Seeing” includes a public lecture and image presentation on their practice to introduce the iAIR to the community.

The iAIR program is a multidisciplinary residency, open to all forms of visual arts and design, selected by a peer review panel of 6-8 members.

Accommodation Information 

In the six-week residency, the artist will live in a private, furnished apartment on campus; which is a 5-minute walk to the School of Art in Haynes Hall and a 15-20 minute walk to their studio space at the Melvin Graduate Art Studios. Laundry facilities are not provided in the apartment; however, there are many facilities available on campus and within Bozeman. The apartment also includes one parking space; in the instance that the iAIR should wish to hire a car.

Studio Information 

The iAIR will have access to a semi-private studio space in the Melvin Graduate Art Studios. Each personal studio space is provided with three walls and two windows that look out at either the Gallatin Mountain Range or the Bridger and Spanish Peaks Ranges. There is a tool room with band saws, a table saw and a drill press. With a private electric salt kiln, ceramicists are free from the sharing of mass kiln firings. The Melvin Graduate Art Studio also provides Internet access through several shared computer stations (PC and Mac) and Wi-Fi. Following appropriate inductions, the iAIR will also have access to the following facilities at Haynes Hall: ceramics, printmaking, letterpress, digital labs, wood workshop, metals workshop, sculpture yard and a small B&W darkroom.


Bozeman is a city in Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state. The area continually attracts new residents due to quality of life factors, scenery, and nearby recreation. It is 84 miles (135 km) east of Butte, 125 miles (201 km) west of Billings, and 93 miles (150 km) north of Yellowstone National Park.

213 Haynes Hall
PO Box 173680 Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3680
United States

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