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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 2020 and Spring 2021 arts residencies will open in mid-August with proposals due mid-to-late October, 2019.

If you have an idea for a residency, please be in touch with Marina Kelly, Student Programs Coordinator at mykelly@wisc.edu

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.

Call Documents

Watch here for the Fall 2019/ Spring 2020 Call for Proposals.

  • Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Call for Proposals (PDF)-COMING SOON
  • Propose a residency HERE-COMING SOON

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.