Student Artist in Residence Program

The SAIR Program is designed to give student artist or those with another creative talent or skill, time and space to become part of a community and engage in their practice. 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 compensated through either room and board within the community where they are placed (such as a senior living facilities) or they receive a stipend.

What do SAIRs say about being in the program?

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.

How to Apply

We are currently recruiting SAIRs for the 2021-22 school year. To learn more please review the SAIR Guidelines which outline the program requirements, calendar, and expectations. To apply, please fill out the SAIR Application, but note that there are a series of documents that must also be submitted, including a cover letter with specific information, a resume, and a letter of support from a faculty member who can address your creative and leadership skills and capacities. Details of what to submit are in the SAIR Program Guidelines and listed on the application. Further questions and supplemental materials can be submitted to us.

Complete applications are due by March 1, 2021. Note that the application requires the online form, a letter of recommendation, and a coverletter and current resume.