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Artist in Residence Application

The Kaplan Institute's Artist in Residence Program brings internationally acclaimed artists to campus for short term residencies. The program seeks to facilitate production of new work and to provide insight into the process of conceptualizing and producing creative work.

Since 2008, the Kaplan Institute has hosted more than 30 innovative and award-winning artists working in diverse media. The Institute situates the artist within a scholarly interdisciplinary community where they share their practice with the broader Northwestern community through screenings, exhibitions, lectures, concerts, readings, and performances.

A department or program at Northwestern must nominate and cosponsor an artist for residency. The residency provides a stipend, production budget, and housing, and artists are expected to have substantial interaction with students over the course of the residency through a public event as well as open studios, teaching appointments, and/or short-term seminars or workshops.


If your department or program is interested in proposing/co-sponsoring an artist for this residency program, please contact Jill Mannor at

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