2013-2014 Artist Residency Program
Call for Proposals to Nominate Artist Residents
Deadline: January 4, 2013
The Center for World Performance Studies is seeking proposals from University of Michigan faculty for the 2013-2014 AY Artist Residency Program. The AR program seeks to pair artists with faculty who share an interest or expertise in the same genre or tradition. Faculty members participate and or host artists as they present in forums such as class lectures, demonstrations, and public presentations. The nominating faculty member and his or her department will be expected to host the artist, handle travel logistics, provide office and or rehearsal space as needed, and to advertise all public events. All publicity, paper or electronic regarding performances and lectures must acknowledge and prominently display the logo of the CWPS.
The Center supports short-term residencies of varying lengths and long-term residencies of up to a full academic year. Funding is determined based on the depth and breadth of the proposal, length of residency, but typically not more than $10,000 for a full semester or a full academic year. It is expected that faculty will supplement the CWPS award with additional funding from other units at U-M or with external funding. Faculty and hosting department are responsible for tracking the residency budget and the associated payment.
Artists will be selected for each academic year that will provide a diverse blend of disciplinary perspectives. Artists are expected to reside in Ann Arbor for the duration of their residency. It is expected that the residency would ideally culminate in a public performance or lecture. All artists will be considered, regardless of their current country of residence.
The goals of the Center for World Performance Studies are to:
- Bridge the gap between performance and scholarship
- Increase knowledge of performing arts around the globe
- Bring into intellectual focus the increasing globalization of the performing arts
- Take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of the University of Michigan
- Provide a scholarly environment and artistic performance venue for under-represented regions of the world
Proposals should outline how collaboration with the artist will enhance the CWPS goals, and contribute to the University of Michigan as a whole.
The deadline for submissions is January 4, 2013. The CWPS Steering Committee will evaluate proposals and recommend successful projects to the director for awards. Awards will be announced in February 2013, with funds disbursed after July 1st, 2013.