Windgate Artist in Residence Program (WAIR): (Due Sep. 8)

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 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 committment. 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. 

For more information and application instructions, visit:

Jamie Earnest