Kirk Newman Art School Post Bac Residency

Kirk Newman Art School Post Bac Residency

Posted by Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Posted: Feb, 10, 2020

Calls for Artists: Professional Development - Jobs


 314 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI, 49007

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Call Type: Residencies
Eligibility: National
State: Michigan
Entry Deadline: 7/5/21
Days remaining to deadline: 94

Images – Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20
Total Media – Minimum: 10, Maximum: 20
Entry Fee (Kirk Newman Art School Post Bac Residency): $25.00

Kirk Newman Art School Residency at The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Residency Requirements

Residents must be college graduates with a BA or BFA, preparing for a career as a professional artist or entry into a Master’s of Fine Arts program. They should have a deep commitment in their chosen medium, be disciplined to working independently in an open studio environment, and have a desire to share information and engage with students at the Kirk Newman Art School. Residents are also expected to fully participate within their department with organizational fundraisers and department duties.


Residency Period

September 7 – May 28, 2022


Deadline for Applications: July 5, 2021

Awards Announced: July 26, 2021

Confirmation Date: August 9, 2021


Application Process

All applicants must submit the following:

·Complete application and application fee of $25

·A current resume

·Narrative description of your work or process (100-250 words)

·Proposal and Timeline: Describe how you will use your time in our studios to further your creative endeavors (500 words or less). Include description of medium or media used, your specialized field of knowledge in relationship to these mediums, specific equipment, tools, software, and technical assistance requests related to the project.

·10-20 digital images of current work. Standard format JPG at 1920 on long side @ 72 dpi. Please include a corresponding PDF file with description of each work, title, date created, media, and size.

·Two Letters of Recommendation: From sources who are familiar with your work – former professors, colleagues, curators, museum directors, editors, publishers, etc. Refrence letters can be emailed to with the subject “Residency Refrence Letter”.

·In-person interview is required for final candidates


Incomplete or partial applications will not be considered. Applications may be submitted by email, mail, or in person. The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts does not offer housing or VISA support for artists.

More information availible at under the “Art School” tab.

Selection Criteria

A selection committee from the Kirk Newman Art School will review residency applications. The department chairpersons will determine final selections. Selection is solely merit based and consideration includes applicant’s expertise, quality of work samples, ability to work independently in an open studio environment, and a desire to share information with students at the Kirk Newman Art School. There shall be no discrimination with respect to selection of the resident because of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical limitations, or military status.