28 Jan 2020

Residencies Henry Luce III Center for the Arts & Religion A.I.R Program

Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and ReligionWashington, District of Columbia, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: Annual Recurring May 15 – The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion welcomes everyone who is interested in the intersection of art and faith. We invite established and emerging artists to apply to our Artist-in-Residence program or make a proposal for a show in the Dadian Gallery. We also have opportunities for pastors or theologians who wish to stay with us for few weeks of sabbatical, reflecting on and engaging with the arts in conversation with our faculty and staff.

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.

Each semester we host 2 artists in succession, each for 6-weeks.


  • $2,000 honorarium: to be used as the artist sees fit (e.g. transport, supplies, meals, etc)
  • Studio space: While the studio is open for anyone to use, we encourage AIRs to set up shop in the space and make it their own so our community can see creative practice at work.
  • Housing: One-bedroom apartment on campus; parking space and WiFi included.
  • Learning: Ability to audit up to 2 classes at Wesley, with instructor’s permission.
  • Publicity: Online profile for Image Journal
  • Library: Study space and borrowing at Wesley’s library.


  • Workshops: Teach (3) 2-hour workshops for Wesley students during residence
  • Talks: Headline (1) public lecture/panel event on campus.
  • Community: We strongly encourage each AIR to consider donating a work of art to our permanent collection which provides an important contribution to our mission.

The annual application deadline is May 15 and opens every year on April 1st.

To apply, send a CV, a link to your most recent works, and a cover letter to: artsandreligion@wesleyseminary.edu

Your cover letter should address

  1. Your ideas for the three workshops with specific focus on how you plan to make these workshops accessible by seminarians with little to no artistic background
  2. How this residency will further your artistic practice

We schedule visiting artists up to two years in advance.

Wesley Theological Seminary serves future Christian leaders – aspiring ministers, professionals, and young people, who yearn for a prophetic voice in the public square and who seek a theological foundation for a life of service and meaning.

Henry Luce III Center for Arts and Religion
Wesley Theological Seminary
4500 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
t: 202.885.8637

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Residencies. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 05 May thru June, and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: *No Application Fee, Education, Exhibition – Group, In-Kind Benefit, Residency, and Stipend.

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