Columbia Law School's Artist-in-Residence Program

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Category: Fellowships / Residencies
Deadline: 06/15/2021
Website: https://www.law.columbia.edu/community-life/strategic-initiatives/artist-residence-program


Columbia Law School's Artist-in-Residence Program was created to highlight the vibrancy and diversity of the Law School community and broaden representation among artists, media, and subject matter within the art collection.

The artist-in-residence will create at least one work that will be displayed at the Law School for a period to be determined (and, if appropriate, would be documented for archival purposes and/or added to the permanent collection). Work should draw inspiration, in the broadest sense possible, from Columbia Law School and/or the neighboring communities. The Artist-in-residence will participate in at least two programs (performances, lectures, panel discussions, etc.) during the residency period, and will have access to a small workspace, as well as to the historical and archival collections of Columbia University’s libraries. A supporting grant will be provided, as well as a modest allowance to be used for the purchase of art materials.

Residency Period: The residency will begin on September 1, 2021 and conclude on May 31, 2022.

Compensation: The artist-in-residence will receive a grant of $15,000. In addition, the Law School will provide an allowance of up to $5,000 for the purchase of art materials and supplies related to work produced during the residency.

Space & Support: The artist-in-residence will have access to a small workspace on Columbia’s campus. It may be possible for the artist to work with/receive research support from students and other members of the Law School community.

Selection Criteria
The ideal artist-in-residence will have developed a portfolio of work that demonstrates a mastery of one or more media, as well as a distinct style. While this residency is open to artists of all experience levels, preference will be given to those who are in the early to middle stages of their careers. The selection committee is particularly interested in supporting artists from underrepresented backgrounds and/or who have connections to the communities surrounding Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus. The committee also expects to give special attention to proposals that make connections between the Law School’s history and the present day; draw attention to broad notions of justice and fairness; and/or otherwise address topics at the intersection of law and society.

Contact: Michael Patullo
Email: michael.patullo@columbia.edu

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