Community Artist in Residence (CAIR)
College of DuPage visual art programs invite artists to apply for a residency working with our students. Artists will propose a detailed timeline for a residency project that will span 2 to 8 weeks with several date options between April 4 and June 28, 2022 or September 1 and November 19, 2022. Proposals must engage our student body with the option to include broader forms of community engagement and explain how the artists will work closely with one or more classes for a minimum of 6 hours over the course of the residency. While residents will be working primarily with art students, potential interdisciplinary connections and research across other fields of study are encouraged.
The selected artists will give an initial artist lecture to introduce themselves and their work to the students and will be required to engage with the college community for a minimum of 6 hours per residency through open studios, workshops, studio visits, or another proposed activity. (Part of these hours can be remote via Zoom, if needed, but quality time spent with students should be evident in the proposal.) The artists will close the residency with a proposed event, lecture, or exhibition to share the work accomplished during their residency. This may be a permanent piece by the artist donated to COD or a temporary work.