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Lehigh University Horger Artist in Residence
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Entry Deadline: 3/2/20
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 20
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Pennsylvania
Event Dates: 0/0/00 - 0/0/00

Lehigh University invites applications for the Horger Artist in Residence, a residency that brings artists, architects, and designers to campus to work on ambitious public-facing projects that engage with the university, its students, and surrounding community. The program is open to individuals in all disciplines of the visual arts whose practice actively relates to its adjoining communities, surroundings, and publics.

Housed in Lehigh University’s Department of Art, Architecture and Design, the Horger Artist in Residence will spend the spring semester 2021 engaging in creative inquiry and research that will lead to a project, exhibition, or series of events to be made publicly accessible in the fall semester 2021.  During the spring semester, in addition to their creative work, the Horger Artist in Residence will teach one 4-credit undergraduate studio or seminar course on a topic related to their practice, open to all Lehigh undergraduates with instructor permission. The theme of the course may relate to the planned project, but may also be independent of it.

The residency begins January 25, 2021, and the Horger Artist in Residence will receive adjunct compensation of $10,000 for teaching the course, which ends May 19, 2021.  In addition to this, they will receive a budget of $50,000 for their residency project, which may begin in the spring semester but must be realized by December 1, 2021.  The budget may be divided into project expenses, wages, housing, and travel, and will be prepared by the artist prior to the start of the residency.

During the spring semester, while maintaining an active presence within the Department of Art, Architecture and Design, the Horger Artist in Residence will define the scope and nature of their project.  They will have the use of studio space for the duration of the semester in the department’s newly remodeled facility on the Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus, with full access to all the resources that the department and university have to offer.  Artist for whom the project takes the form of an exhibition will work on its planning with the Lehigh University Art Galleries, which will provide curatorial support and a space for the exhibition.  The residency aims to be flexible and accommodating to the needs and schedules of practicing artists.  For additional information on resources and facilities available, please see the following document:

Application Instructions

Applicants should hold a terminal degree in their field and have an established record of creative practice, and preference will be given to candidates who have previous experience teaching and working with students, and who take an interdisciplinary approach to their pedagogy.

Applicants should submit a cover letter that outlines the type of project they plan to pursue, and the course they propose to teach; a curriculum vitae; images of past work and projects; and contact information for three references.  Review of applications will begin on March 2, and finalists will be invited to campus to give a presentation on their work and to tour the university and its facilities.

About Lehigh University

In close proximity to New York, Philadelphia, and surrounding regions, Lehigh University is a private and highly selective institution ranked among the nation’s top 50 research universities.  It serves over 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students from the United States and across the world.  With fifteen full-time faculty, the Department of Art, Architecture and Design offers undergraduate major and minor programs in art, architecture, design, and art history, and additional minor programs in apparel design and museum studies.  The Lehigh University Art Galleries has a 6,000 square foot main gallery in the university’s Zoellner Arts Center and a network of gallery spaces across the campus, as well as an extensive outdoor sculpture collection.  Located in the rapidly growing Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania, Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 residents that reflects the diverse cultures and identities of its historic past as a center of industry and home to generations of immigrant families who settled there to work for Bethlehem Steel, once the region’s largest employer.  The university is committed to serving the local community by connecting faculty and students with community members for service-learning, community-based research, and knowledge exchange.  The Horger Artist in Residence program is made possible through the generosity of the Theodore U. Horger '61 Artist-in-Residence Fund in the Performing and Visual Arts. 

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