Call for Applications: IAHI Welcoming Campus Residency

The IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute (IAHI) will host two artists-in-residence during 2018. Residents will be provided an honorarium ($3000), a materials and installation budget ($8500), housing, and round trip airfare.

Residents will be responsible for developing a public artwork for the IUPUI campus during their residency. They will develop this work in consultation with the IAHI director and advisory team. During their residency, they will be responsible for 3-4 hours of studio visits at the Herron School of Art and Design and participate in two IAHI public programs (e.g. panel discussion). Depending on the nature of the work, artworks may not be complete during the residency. In this case, residents may need to return to IUPUI for its installation.

The IAHI recognizes that public art practice takes many forms and encourages applicants to pursue a wide variety of approaches.

The IAHI Welcoming Campus Residencies are funded by the IUPUI Welcoming Campus Fund, the School of Engineering and Technology, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. They are offered in collaboration with the City State residency program. City State is a collaboration of Central State Mansion, the IAHI, Ignition Arts, iMOCA, People for Urban Progress, and PRINTtEXT.


Applications are due on October 31, 2017.


The application review process consists of an online review followed by in-person panel meeting. The panel will create a shortlist of candidates to be interviewed via teleconference. Interviews will take place in December. Successful applicants will be notified by December 31.

The selection panel consists of members of the Indianapolis community and IUPUI faculty and staff.

Launched in spring of 2016, the Welcoming Campus Initiative has provided a springboard for transforming IUPUI into a more inspiring destination for faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

With taskforces, focus groups, and town hall meetings, we have sought to answer the question, “How can we make IUPUI a more welcoming campus?”

The Welcoming Campus Initiative is tied to IUPUI’s strategic goals outlined in Our Commitment to Indiana and Beyond: IUPUI Strategic Plan, especially our efforts to support student success, faculty and staff development, and community engagement.

To apply for the program, fill out the online form.