Deadline September 08, 2019

The Windgate Artist in Residence Program (WAIR) in the School of Art+Design at Purchase College invites expressions of interest from contemporary artists and craftspeople working in the field broadly defined as applied design. WAIR is currently accepting applicants for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 sessions with an application deadline of SEPTEMBER 8, 2019.

This program supports the development of new work by craft artists and designers that can benefit from the educational and financial support of this grant. We seek risk-takers with strong technical expertise and conceptual rigor in one or more of the following areas of specialization: environmental design, craft, applied design, craft in the expanded form, social practices, and/or architecture.

The Residency:
The Windgate Artist in Residence receives:
– a stipend of $19,000
– 24/7 studio access (located within the college’s Wood/Metal shops)
– on-campus accommodation
– an exhibition at the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery

The residency is a four-month commitment. The selected candidate is expected to live on campus for one semester (Spring 2020 or Fall 2020), to give a lecture on their work, and to deliver a community engagement event(s). Community engagements can include, but are not limited to: teaching a workshop or master class, co-teaching with an existing faculty member, delivering a performance, hosting a symposium, etc. Residents have an exhibition of their work in the semester following the residency at the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery in the School of Art+Design. The $19,000 stipend covers all necessary artist materials, travel, shipping, and living expenses for the duration of the residency.

A successful applicant will have a wide range of skill sets and be eager to share their expertise in an academic studio environment. Chosen residents will be artists and practitioners who have a mature and developed body of work, proven experience of working directly with undergraduate and graduate students. They will have proven technical proficiency in their field and be self-sufficient in operating related facilities.

United States residents and International residents are encouraged to apply; international residents are responsible for obtaining legal status for residency during the period. Students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study are ineligible candidates. Purchase College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to service, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing
genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

More about the program:
Since its inception in 2006, Windgate Artist in Residence Program (WAIR) has hosted 27 residents to-date; featured 40+ guest speakers, artists and critics for panel discussions and symposiums; and engaged with nearly 5,000 graduates of the School of Art+Design at Purchase College. This semester-long residency in Applied Design has become a fixture at Purchase College that has enriched the educational experience of our students, fostered the development of new work by resident artists, and furthered public awareness of the importance of craft and design.

The Facilities:
The School of Art+Design at Purchase College is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Northeast, providing state-of-the-art software and hardware specifically geared to the demands of professional design and art making. See our website for a detailed list of equipment and facilities available for use by Windgate Residents. Applicants are expected to be technically proficient for their proposed project, as production assistance and training is not provided by the School of Art+Design at this time.

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