Sculpture Multi Media Design
Approximately 4 months
Paid by host 

$17,000 stipend to cover living, materials, and other expenses and 24/7 Studio Access.

Paid by artist 

Travel to and from the residency to be covered by artist. Materials must be covered by artist, but ample stipend will cover most of this. Food is covered by artist.

Application guidelines 

Online application


San Diego State University, Furniture Design Program

San Diego State University, Furniture Design Program

SDSU Furniture artist in residence


The AIR program is designed to enhance the educational experience of our Furniture Program’s students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Working alongside an emerging or established artist, engaging in dialogue with the resident in the studio and classroom, and learning diverse technical skills from a new artist is a rare and valuable opportunity for all students in the Furniture Program.

The Furniture Program in the School of Art + Design, at San Diego State University is excited to announce the next cycle of its Artist in Residence (AIR) Program. The program invites one resident per semester to work within the Program’s studio and attracts both emerging and established artists looking for an opportunity to engage in a period of intense productivity.

  • Commit as a full-time resident for awarded period (16 Week aligned with the Fall/Spring Semesters)
  • Be present in the studio 30-40 hours per week
  • Produce a significant body of work
  • Exhibit body of work on campus or in a local off-campus venue
  • Be available to SDSU students in the studio and the classroom
  • Give a public lecture on the SDSU campus
  • Assist with the delivery of a Furniture Design and Woodworking Course
Accommodation Information 

Partially furnished apartment near campus.

Studio Information 

Access to the studios is 24/7 and includes traditional woodworking tools and advanced digital fabrication machinery. The Digital Fabrication Lab consists of a two CNC routers, a 3D laser scanner, and an ABS 3D printer, 4 Form Labs 3d resin printers, cnc machinist mill, a cnc lathe, and a Wazer desktop waterjet cutter. In addition residents will have access to a well equipped metal working studio.

School of art, design, and art history
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4805
United States

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