Starting in the fall of 2022, the Division’s artist-in-residence program will move to a full academic year structure. As of July 1, 2021, the program name will change from Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program (IARP) to the Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Teaching (IART) program.
The IART program is funded by the Cluster Hires Initiative through the Office of the Provost for the benefit of all arts units on campus. The program brings innovative, world-class artists to campus for academic year-long residencies sponsored by two or more departments or units; provides students with extended learning experiences with a working artist, including options to earn course credit; increases diversity of teaching staff on campus; and strengthens programmatic ties among individual departments, programs, and other campus and community arts entities. While in residence, artists present workshops and public events, participate in community outreach, and teach an interdisciplinary course culminating in a final presentation of student work.
Call for Proposals
The Division of the Arts invites proposals for the inaugural year-long 2022-23 Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Teaching (IART) program until 5:00 p.m. CT on Monday, September 13, 2021 (deadline extended).
In preparation for submitting your proposal, please review the following supplementary materials and be prepared to complete and upload the Residency Budget Worksheet:
Copies of sample proposals and other supplemental materials are also available upon request. Contact Heather Owens, Interdisciplinary Arts Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org and cc: email@example.com with questions.
Each residency comprises the following:
- September 2021–August 2022: A pre-residency planning period with planning visit in March 2022 and regular virtual meetings
- September–December 2022: Workshops, public events, outreach and networking with campus and community, preparation for spring teaching, and weekly planning meetings
- January–May 2023: Teach an interdisciplinary course (at least a 3-credit course) with a culminating public presentation of student work
In addition, the artist-in-residence will collaborate with The Studio Creative Arts Community, Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives' First Wave Scholars, and/or Undergraduate Research Scholars during their residency.
We seek artists-in-residence who:
- Embrace and enjoy working across multiple disciplines and as a result may have a practice and body of work that does not fit easily into any one medium or area of focus
- Are passionate about working with curious students from a range of majors, and creating spaces where novices and advanced arts practitioners can collaborate
- Will enrich campus with diverse lived experiences and arts practices
- Are excited to teach in a rigorous public research university environment
- Will energetically seek collaboration with partners on and off campus
* Note on Artist Availability: We acknowledge that living in Madison full-time for the duration of the 9-month residency period may not be an option for all artists and are happy to discuss alternatives with you.
The Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Teaching program award includes both funding and staff support.
Funds of up to $120,000 per residency may be used for:
- Artist salary
- Planning visit
- Artist travel to and from Madison
- Course supplies and expenses
- Workshop and public event expenses
- Guest artist honoraria, travel, and expenses
- Lead faculty course buy-out
- Student assistant
- Residency publicity and documentation
The Division of the Arts provides staff support for:
- Residency planning and management
- Course listing and administration
- Residency-specific event management
- Publicity and marketing communications
- Residency documentation
Units eligible to propose a residency are: 1) academic departments or 2) officially recognized interdepartmental programs, centers, or institutes at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Organizations outside of UW–Madison may cosponsor residencies. Residency leads and lead faculty must be employees of UW–Madison.
Residency proposals will be reviewed by the Division of the Arts Academic Affairs Committee and the decision for the final residency awards will be made by Division of the Arts staff.
As part of the proposal submission process, you will be asked to submit detailed information about the proposed residency including the following information. Full details available in the Proposal Submission Requirements document.
- Proposal Narrative including artist biography, availability, relevant experience, and work samples; expected benefits to students, university, and local community; descriptions of course and public events including programming with The Studio Creative Arts Community, Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives' First Wave Scholars, and/or Undergraduate Research Scholars; contribution to increasing diversity of UW–Madison's teaching staff, course content, and outreach; and guest artist biographies
- Course Syllabus
- Detailed Budget outlining the proposed residency elements and associated costs
- Letters of Support from the sponsoring (host) department and co-sponsoring departments/ units
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 review.
Division staff is available for consultation, including providing examples of prior successful residency applications, and reading and offering feedback on drafts of the proposal. Contact Heather Owens, Interdisciplinary Arts Programs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and cc: email@example.com.