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Roman J. Witt Residency Program

Residency for a USA, Canada, or International Visiting Artist
or Designer to Develop New Work at an Art School in Michigan

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University of Michigan - Stamps School of Art and Design

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Residency for a USA, Canada, or International visiting artist or designer to work at an art school located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This program is intended to encourage the resident artist/designer to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty at the Stamps School of Art and Design.

The resident will be provided with an alternative learning opportunity to engage with practicing artists, and will be able to make use of resources across campus. As such, the ideal candidate must value collaboration, have good social and communication skills, and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines.

Witt Residents receive an honorarium for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition to the honorarium, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and funding support for project materials.

For the Stamps School community to witness and partake in the creation of a defined work from idea to realization is the centerpiece of the residency. This visibility of the artist’s process is intended as an exemplary teaching tool for the school as a whole. The residency is expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as a presentation that summarizes the process and work accomplished.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165501

Number of Grants:

The program awards one residency per academic year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Witt Residents receive an honorarium of $20,000 for up to twelve weeks in residence served over an academic year. In addition to the honorarium, residents will be provided with housing, studio space, and up to $4,000 funding support for project materials.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Witt Residency is open to both established and emerging artists/designers.

The School encourages applications from individuals as well as from creative teams however, please be advised that the resources listed above are finite, including the travel budget. If teams apply, the expectation is that the award will be shared between its members.

About the Stamps School of Art & Design:

Offering a unique art and design education within the University of Michigan, the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan focuses on research-based, transdisciplinary creative practice as an engine for cultural change and innovation.

The Stamps School of Art & Design has a current enrollment of 500 undergraduate and nineteen graduate students. Fifty-four full-time faculty, a cohort of part-time faculty, and forty administrative and technical staff support the School's programs. Additional information about the School and its programs is available at


Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the school’s main facility is located on the university’s North Campus, and includes well-equipped media studios for drawing, painting, printmaking (lithography and intaglio), clay, wood, fibers, hot metals (welding, casting, brazing), cold metals (machine tools), video, photography (large and small format printers), and digital fabrication.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Schedule:

Proposals Due – January 31, 2019
Selection Committee Review –February/March, 2019
Shortlist candidates follow-up - March/April, 2019
Finalist Interviews – April/May 2019
Notification and Announcement – June 1, 2019

Contact Information:

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If you cannot use the online application system, and would like to make alternate arrangements, please email Chrisstina Hamilton at

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USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.