CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Environmental Artist Mini-Residencies

The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities invites applications from faculty and teaching staff across the University of Pennsylvania for artist and maker mini-residencies. Support will be provided for short 2-3 day stays near campus for artists engaged in innovative creative practices integrating cultures of arts and science to conduct class visits, community workshops and/or small-scale public performances. Awards will be made of up to $5000 to include up to $1500 toward travel & lodging; $2000 in direct payment to the artist; and up to $1500 toward supplies and materials (including event promotion and documentation).


Proposals will be reviewed along the following lines:

• Rationale for artist’s engagement with the material of the course and targeted students

• Alignment of the proposed resident’s work with PPEH’s four core commitments

• Clarity of proposed schedule

Residency documentation plan, to include at least one short reflective essay by the instructor, with visuals, for the PPEH blog

• Potential public impact


Applications should consist of a 500-word statement describing how the artist will engage with course research and teaching, alignment with PPEH core commitments alongside a proposed budget and timeline of class visits, workshops, performances and/or other events associated with the artist’s visit to Penn. Please also include a brief artists bio and links to documentation of previous work. All application materials should be sent to by close of business January 31, 2020.


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