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How to Propose a Residency

Call for Proposals

Funded by the Cluster Hires Initiative through the Office of the Provost, the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program enables the Division of the Arts to support extended residencies for the benefit of all arts departments and programs of the university. This program brings innovative artists to campus, allows students to undertake ambitious projects, provides course credit, and strengthens programmatic ties among individual departments, programs, and other campus and community arts entities.

The call for proposals for fall 2020 and spring 2021 residencies is now open, with an extended deadline of January 31, 2020. Click here to submit.

Supplementary Materials:

In preparation for submitting your proposal, please review the following supplementary materials and be prepared to complete and upload the Residency Budget Worksheet:

Proposal Support

Successful interdisciplinary residencies require engagement and excitement from a variety of departments and their faculty, staff, and students. Significant planning and relationship building occur before the residency proposal is submitted for Academic Affairs Committee approval. The Division of the Arts is committed to working with departments to develop successful proposals, and we suggest contacting us as early in the process as possible.

Division staff is available for consultation, including providing examples of prior successful residency applications, and reading and offering feedback on drafts of the proposal at iarp@arts.wisc.edu.