Student Artists in Residence (SAIR) Program

The SAIR Program is designed to give student artists time and space to become part of a community and engage in art-making. SAIRs are paired with a community-mentor, and together they identify a goal for the year, and then plan and facilitate a series of workshops toward that goal. SAIRs are compensate through either room and board within the community where they are placed (such as a senior living facilities) or they receive a stipend. While the primary community partners are senior living centers, others include Interfaith Older Adult Programs or the Village of Shorewood school district.

Want to learn more about the program? Watch Student Artist in Residence Erin Whitney describe her experience at Chai Point Senior Living Center on Milwaukee’s lower eastside.

We are currently recruiting SAIRs for the 2017-18 school year. If you are an artist and would like to learn how to apply to become a SAIR, please review the SAIR 17-18 Program Application & Guidelines which outlines what materials one must submit in order to apply. Further questions can be directed to Dr. Anne Basting at