Summer Educator Micro Residency

Summer Educator Micro-Residency Art Program | 2023

Monday, June 26 – Saturday, July 1, 2023

Summer Educator Micro-Residency Art Program 2023


Educator-artists from a broad range of disciplines live, work, and collaborate to push the boundaries of their practices. Faculty art and design mentors guide resident artists through critiques, offer challenges, make presentations, provide demonstrations, and engage in one-on-one sessions. A public exhibition culminates the experience.

The residential program fee includes a private room in a new residence hall, all meals, a large, shared studio space, faculty mentorship, and use of School of Art and Design facilities. Additional resources such as 3D printing and laser printing are available at student rates.

We are currently accepting applications from artist/educators working in the following media/techniques: all 2D studio art media (drawing, painting, etc.); printmaking; digital design; fibers; installation; digital photography; wood; plaster; mixed media 3D (not clay).

Continuing Education Units

All participants earn three total continuing education units from the University of Illinois. Graduate credit is not available for this program.

Selection Criteria

Space is limited. The following selection criteria will be taken into consideration:

  • Full-time status at a public or private K–12 school
  • Passion for the proposed residency project
  • Compatibility with a faculty mentor


Application fee: $50 (nonrefundable)
Residential program fee: $700 (includes room and breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Commuter/nonresidential program fee: $450 (includes lunch and dinner)

All art supplies are the responsibility of each artist.




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