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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

Appli­ca­tion Requirements

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.

Current CV

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

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