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SVA Career Development now funds two prestigious residency programs for up to two SVA students and alumni for each program, each year. We've partnered with the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center to provide funding for our students and alumni accepted into these residency programs.


Anderson Ranch Artist-in-Residence Program

Deadline: February 15, 2019
Residency Dates: 10 weeks, 2 sessions, Oct-Dec or Feb-April
Anderson Ranch Website
Full Guidelines on SVA-Anderson Ranch AIR Program Award

SVA will cover the full $1,500 tuition cost and will provide a $500 travel stipend for up to two SVA students and alumni accepted into the Anderson Ranch AIR Program (this does NOT apply to Anderson Ranch's summer workshops or any other programs). Funded applicants are responsible for the application fee, studio fee, materials costs during the program, and any travel costs over the $500 stipend. Read the full guidelines to learn how the process works. 

Anderson Ranch’s Artists-in-Residence Program fosters creative, intellectual and professional growth for emerging and established visual artists. Residents have access to world-class facilities and 10 weeks of studio time, free from everyday pressures. Residents can pursue interdisciplinary projects among a community of working artists, and gain feedback from prominent Visiting Artists and Critics. The Ranch setting is specifically crafted to aid artists in the production of their work. The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas. Resident artists will be provided housing, studio space and meals. Residencies are offered in ceramics, new media, photography, furniture design, woodworking, painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture.

Skowhegan Summer Residency Program

Deadline: January 10, 2019
Residency Dates: 9 weeks, June-August
Skowhegan Summer Residency Website
Full Guidelines on SVA-Skowhegan Summer Residency Matching Fellowship

SVA is a partner institution in Skowhegan's Matching School Fellowship program, which means that SVA will cover 50% of the tuition cost for the Summer Residency Program, and Skowhegan covers the remaining 50%. Accepted applicants are responsible for the application fee, their own materials costs during the program, and travel costs to and from the residency. Read the full guidelines to learn how the process works. 

Skowhegan, an intensive nine-week summer residency program for emerging visual artists, seeks each year to bring together a gifted and diverse group of individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to art-making and inquiry to create the most stimulating and rigorous environment possible for a concentrated period of artistic creation, interaction, and growth. The Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture is located in central Maine near the town of Skowhegan. Its campus is situated on beautiful Lake Wesserunsett and comprises approximately 330 acres of forest, pastures, and lakefront. All studios, workshops, and offices are on the upper campus. A short walk away on the lower campus are the residences and the dining hall, all at the edge of the lake.

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