Open Call for Artist in Residence

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The Chicano and Latino Studies Department at UMN invites applications for our next resident artist for a portion of the 2021-2022 academic year. The chosen artist will receive a stipend of $6,000 to incubate or generate new work in any media or genre of the creative arts. We are interested in artists who can enrich our academic and local community and demonstrate an ability to interact with and inspire students. We invite artists who are willing to forge relationships through programming, their creative work and/or process. The artist in residence is expected to be onsite for the majority of the residency. The resident artist will have access to a shared office, as well as a phone and computers with Internet access. Near the end of the residency and before May 1, 2022, the selected artist will make a public presentation/performance. The artist will also be required to work with and mentor an intern student assistant around the project in consultation with the department. This mentorship is contingent upon University COVID-19 policies and is subject to change accordingly. Preference will be given to Minnesota and neighboring Midwestern states.

About Chicano and Latino Studies Department

Grounded in the legacy of the 1960s Chicano civil rights movement, the department traces the intellectual contributions, cultural shifts, histories and political developments of people of Mexican and Latin American descent living in the United States. Central to the success of the University of Minnesota's Department of Chicano and Latino Studies is a mission designed to cultivate research, teaching, and service to the community in an inter-related manner. We offer a rigorous undergraduate degree program that includes extensive civic engagement, outreach efforts, and advocacy. Over the decades, the department has produced outstanding leaders in higher education, state and local politics, the creative arts, and other innovative professions. As a Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, we remained deeply committed to our focus on the lived experience of people of Mexican descent in the United States, but we acknowledge that a comparative, indigenous, and transnational approach that showcases the intra-cultural diversity of the Latino population is important in fulfilling our educational mission at the University.

Applications Due October 31

To apply, send your CV or bio and a description of the project or proposal you would like to explore during your residence to Put “Artist in Residence” in the subject line. Applications can also be received at Department of Chicano & Latino Studies, 19 Scott Hall, 72 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Candidates may be asked to provide samples of their work upon request. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2021.


Please contact Assistant Professor Jessica Lopez Lyman at

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