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How to Propose a Residency

Call for Proposals

The Division of the Arts accepts proposals for the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program each fall. Proposals for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 arts residencies  are now closed. Please visit our residency home page or more information about these upcoming residencies. Proposals for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 residencies will be accepted in the fall of 2019.

If you have an idea for future residency, please be in touch with Marina Kelly, mykelly@wisc.edu, and be prepared to share the following information:

Please note: Residencies may be proposed by academic departments or by officially recognized interdepartmental programs, centers, and institutes. Proposals may not be submitted by the artists themselves.

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.

Marina Kelly, Student Programs Coordinator, is available for consultation, including providing examples of prior successful residency applications, and reading and offering feedback on drafts of the proposal at mykelly@wisc.edu or 608-265-4176.