SDSU hosts four month long residencies, with artists housed amongst our graduate students making a body or work and interacting with the program in a number of capacities. Seeking residents for semesters starting fall 2020. See link for all details.
Artist-In-Residence in Furniture Design and Woodworking – Application
The Furniture Program in the School of Art + Design, at San Diego State University is excited to announce the next cycle of its Artist in Residence (AIR) Program. The program invites one resident per semester to work within the Program’s studio and attracts both emerging and established artists looking for an opportunity to engage in a period of intense productivity.
In addition to developing a body of work during their residency, the invited artist will contribute to the community of SDSU. Residents will add to the educational experience of students in the Furniture Program, and the community within the School of Art, Design, and Art History. The resident’s activity within the community will include: participation in graduate seminar, public lectures, mentoring students, exhibition of work, and participation in critiques.
The AIR program is designed to enhance the educational experience of our Furniture Program’s students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Working alongside an emerging or
established artist, engaging in dialogue with the resident in the studio and classroom, and learning diverse technical skills from a new artist is a rare and valuable opportunity for all students in the Furniture Program.
Benefits of the residency include a generous stipend and housing. Access to the studios is 24/7 and includes traditional woodworking tools and advanced digital fabrication machinery. The Digital Fabrication Lab consists of a two CNC routers, a 3D laser scanner, and an ABS 3D printer, 4 Form Labs 3d resin printers, cnc machinist mill, a cnc lathe, and a Wazer desktop waterjet cutter. In addition residents will have access to a well equipped metal working studio.
Selection criteria will include quality of current portfolio, potential for artistic and professional growth, technical skill, and ability to communicate with students in a studio environment.
$17,000 stipend to cover living, materials, and other expenses
24/7 Studio Access
Partially furnished apartment near campus
Commit as a full-time resident for awarded period (16 Week aligned with the Fall/Spring Semesters)
Be present in the studio 30 – 40 hours per week
Produce a significant body of work
Exhibit body of work on campus or in a local off-campus venue
Be available to SDSU students in the studio and the classroom
Give a public lecture on the SDSU campus
Assist with the delivery of a Furniture Design and Woodworking Course
Completed Windgate Artist-In-Residence Application Form
One page Letter of Intent: Include a brief artist statement, description of how your work fits into the field of studio furniture, design, and/or the crafts, and outline the work you intend to pursue during your semester as AIR.
20 Examples of your work: We only accept digital submissions.
If applying by mail, please send a USB Drive, or link to an online portfolio including 20 images.
Or, please Apply Online (Preferred)
Please also provide us with a contact sheet including your personal information and image details (title, dimensions, materials, date, and further description). Include a SASE if you wish your materials to be returned.
References: Name and contact information of two references who may contact during the selection process.
*Accepting application for residencies from Fall 2020 – Spring 2022
March 1st for all semester residencies