Artist in Residence - UMBS
Thursday, January 19, 2023 08:55 AM

Artist in Residence Program at the University of Michigan Biological Station in Pellston, Michigan

We invite proposals for the Artist in Residence Program at the University of Michigan Biological Station
(UMBS) community during the 2023 summer sessions.

UMBS is one of the nation’s largest and longest continuously operating field research stations. Located
in Northern Michigan among more than 11,000 acres of forest, streams, wetlands, and a variety of
ecological research infrastructure that researchers and students use to explore and answer ecological,
evolutionary, and earth systems questions. On any given day, May through August 10- 250 students,
researchers, and staff work and live at the Pellston, Michigan campus creating a robust scientific
community. We are eager to create a space for art in our research-filled experiences. Time in residence
at the Pellston campus is flexible, but ideally the residency will happen over 5-8 weeks. Housing and
meals will be covered, and an honorarium provided.

How to Apply:
We invite artists to submit proposals outlining their goals and how they plan to interact with the UMBS
community during the 2023 summer session.

For visual artists: Send or provide a link to 5 different digital images in jpg or pdf format (if sending,
please do not exceed 3MB for each file). For all other mediums: An appropriate sample of your recent
work (e.g., a brief manuscript excerpt, short story, article, poetry, etc. – maximum of six pages – from
writers and poets; one uploaded video or audio from dancers & other performing artists, plus the
following materials as email one email attachment to UMBS Associate Director, Karie Slavik at
[email protected]:

1) A one-page statement describing your goals for this program
2) A resume and summary of your creative work
3) A description of possible programs you could lead while at UMBS
4) Contact information for two references familiar with your work

Application deadline: March 17, 2023