The UAFS Art & Design Artist In Residence
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith (UAFS) Art & Design Artist In Residence program, made possible by the generosity of the Windgate Foundation, offers visual artists and designers the opportunity to take up residence in Fort Smith, Arkansas, to meaningfully contribute to and participate in the creative culture of the UAFS Art & Design Department. Residents will be active professionals in their respective fields and will encourage the growth and development of the UAFS curriculum. Applications are currently being accepted for the Spring 2023 semester.
This program seeks to enrich the student experience, breadth of knowledge, and connection to creative communities while providing meaningful support for our residents’ creative practice. Additionally, residents will have access to and can participate in developing interdisciplinary initiatives and interdepartmental programs across the UAFS campus. The AIR program at UAFS seeks to proactively uphold the value of diverse perspectives, identities, expertise, and experience; members of marginalized and historically excluded populations are encouraged to apply.
The Residency will support residents’ practices through material support for developing new work while emphasizing meaningful connections to students, educational programs, and the campus community. Residents will be provided workspace and access to studios and equipment in the Windgate Art & Design Building, private family-friendly living accommodations near campus, travel to-and-from Fort Smith, a generous stipend of $20,000, and a materials budget. Residents will conduct artist-led workshops and programming, public lectures, scheduled engagements with relevant courses, and open studio hours. Additionally, residents will be asked to donate work to the UAFS Art Collection in consultation with the UAFS Art Gallery Director.