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AHLSS Visiting Artists Series

President Stanley has re-committed funding for four years to renew the Visiting Artists Series at Stony Brook. The funds are targeted toward bringing practicing artists to campus to work with students and faculty. These visiting residencies will be for a minimum of 3-5 days and involve a single artist or a group of artists. The residencies will include such activities as: a) workshops, master classes, or other such group activities designed for students, and b) one or more events focused on the artist’s work designed for university and community audiences.  The Visiting Artist Series is intended to benefit students and faculty working in the arts directly, but should be of interest to other members of the university and broader community, who may participate. 

Two types of Visiting Artist grants are available: one for early career artists (up to $15,000) and a second for established artists (up to $20,000) per academic year. Both grants will be available during the four upcoming consecutive academic years beginning in 2018-19.

Application Procedures

Proposals may be submitted by the following departments or programs:

Art, Dance, English, Music, Writing and Rhetoric, Southampton Arts

Proposals should include the following:

  1. Rationale:This should indicate the artist or group and give a clear indication of the nature of the person’s/group’s artistic work and their standing in national and international circles. Please also indicate how the proposed artists will enhance the profile of the arts at Stony Brook.
  2. Schedule of activities:indicate how the artists will interact with students (graduate and undergraduate) and faculty and the kinds of public events that are planned. Be as specific as possible about the events and their timing
  3. Budget: please indicate how the funds will be spent, including what will be used for transportation and lodging, honoraria, materials, and any hospitality events planned (receptions, dinners, etc.). If the residency will cost more than the upper limit, identify from where the funds will derived.
  4. Lead faculty: While one faculty member will serve as the lead author of the proposal, please indicate other faculty who will participate and include how each will be contributing to making the residency successful.
  5. Endorsement of the chair/director: the chair of the department or program presenting the proposal must submit an endorsement of the project that indicate the following: how the proposal enhances the mission of the department/program and comments on the feasibility of the proposed events within existing departmental/programmatic restraints.

Selection Committee

The chair/director of each department/program will appoint a representative to serve on the committee. The chair/director may not serve on the selection committee. Alan Inkles, Director of the Staller Center for the Arts will chair the selection committee.

Chairs should submit names of representatives via email to Alan Inkles no later than Friday, January 26, 2018

Deadline for submission of applications for the 2018-19 Visiting Artist Grants is Thursday, April 1, 2018.

The committee will meet in mid March and decisions for the 2018-19 grants will be rendered no later than May 1, 2018.

Rotation of the grant

Once a department/program receives a grant, it will not be eligible for another grant for two years, unless there are no proposals from the other departments. The selection committee will be charged with assuring that the grants are equally distributed amongst the departments/programs, provided a viable proposal is submitted.

Deadline for submission of applications for a 2018-19 Visiting Artists grant is: April 1, 2018

Submission Guidelines

The entire proposal should be submitted by 5 pm, April 1, 2018 to: Alan.Inkles@stonybrook.edu.

The chair/director of the department/program should compile all documents (rationale, schedule of activities, budget, participating faculty, and endorsement letter) and send them to the email above by the deadline.

The Selection Committee is:

  • Alan Inkles, Chair, Staller Center for the Arts
  • Michael Rubinstein, English
  • Ian Alan Paul, Art
  • Thomas Tousey, Writing and Rhetoric
  • Matthew Barnson, Music
  • Megan McAndrew, Southampton Arts

If you have any further questions, please contact Alan Inkles, Director of the Staller Center for the Arts, at Alan.Inkles@stonybrook.edu.

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