Residencies Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion’ Artist Residency
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U.S. National Deadline: May 15, 2015 – The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion (LCAR) Artist-in-Residence program accepts applications from visual artists seeking to create within the community of Wesley Theological Seminary. Artists share space in a communal studio set in the seminary’s instructional building, working directly with students by leading practical art classes and community art projects. Teaching an Arts Practicum in the medium of the artist’s choosing is expected of all Artists-in-Residence. Opportunities for outreach to churches and the wider community are also available to resident artists.
In alternating years, a group show in the Dadian Gallery is organized to highlight the work of Artists-in-Residence. Artists also contribute one piece of work to the seminary as part of their residencies, providing a lasting contribution to our mission of making the arts an integral part of theological education. Artists have the option of taking one seminary class per semester in order to further explore the union between theology and the arts.
Artists are provided with an honorarium of $1,500.00 per semester to help cover their living expenses. A one-bedroom apartment on campus is provided for artists living outside of the greater Washington, DC and Baltimore region. Residencies can be for one calendar year, one academic year, or one semester, depending of the needs of the program and the availability of artists under consideration. Please be aware that we schedule our artists one to two years in advance.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.
We regret that at this time, we are unable to process J-1 visas for international artist
The Henry Luce III Center for Arts and Religion nurtures and guides students, churches, and artists exploring the intersection of the arts and theology. Its inviting Dadian Gallery serves as a meeting place for both contemplative reflection and communal celebration, playing host to compelling one-of-a-kind shows and spiritually themed exhibitions. A long standing Artist-in-Residence program offers seminary students hands-on-training in a variety of artistic traditions, while also providing artists with shared studio space and a spiritual home well suited to vital art making. By producing dramatic works, concerts, artist talks, poetry readings, dance workshops, symposia, and other special events, the Center for the Arts and Religion seeks to promote dialogue between artists and theologians, and to foster inspired creativity in all forms of ministry. All of our Faculty and staff are working artists in addition to their teaching and administrative gifts.
Henry Luce III Center for Arts and Religion
Wesley Theological Seminary
4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
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