Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture: 2011 Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: January 14, 2011 (RECEIVE)

2011 Artist-in-Residence Program
The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture

The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
March 28-June 3, 2011

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture invites applications and nominations for its 2011 Winter & Spring Artist-in-Residence Program. Winter quarter residencies take place between January 3-March 11, 2011 and Spring quarter residencies take place between March 28-June 3, 2011.

The Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) is an interdisciplinary research center that promotes engaged scholarship, debate, teaching, and activism on issues of race and ethnicity at the level of public policy, cultural representation, and lived experience. We are especially interested in how ideas, images, and representations are culturally deployed and structurally enacted to shape people's daily lives, opportunities, and outcomes.

Program Description: The goal of the program is to provide outstanding artists whose work addresses issues of race and ethnicity the opportunity to present their work at the University of Chicago and to draw on the University's resources, its libraries, archives, performance spaces, critical faculty, and student body to develop, advance, and disseminate their creative work in venues and in ways appropriate to their creative medium.

Residency Description: Artist-in-Residence (2 days). The artist-in-residence will be expected to present one public event, be it a lecture, a performance, an exhibition of work, or a session when members of the university community, students and faculty, can meet with the artist to discuss their work on issues of ethnicity and race. In addition, depending on the artist’s medium, they may be asked to conduct studio visits with University of Chicago graduate students in the arts. The artist will be provided with an office and Internet access. The stipend for this residential opportunity is $2,000. All travel and lodging expenses will be paid by CSRPC.

Applications must include the following: (truncated)
1. A letter of application describing candidate’s artistic work and the nature of the public presentation the candidate is prepared to offer.
2. An artistic portfolio. If there is a website for candidate work, please inform us of the address so that we can review it. If work can be copied photographically, do send us paper photocopies or a digital compact disk.

Nominations also accepted. Please send the name of the artist, a short description of the work and the artist's contact information. That person will be informed of their nomination and invited to submit a formal application.

Download the application:

Visit website for more on the CSRPC

For additional information call 773-702-8063 or write

Artist-in-Residence Selection Committee
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture
The University of Chicago
5733 S. University Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60637