McKinney International Art and Design Residency
The Eskenazi School of Art Architecture + Design at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a 4-6 week McKinney International Art and Design Residency. 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. Selected artists are required to visit for a 4-6 week period between October 1-December 11, 2020.
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 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. Other studio expenses will be the responsibility of the successful applicant.
Artists are invited to develop proposals using the following resources:
- Access to studios from all 10 areas - ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design, metalsmithing and jewelry design, digital art, photography, fibers, printmaking, creative core and sculpture.
- 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.
Deadline for applying is February 1, 2020. 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.