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Visiting Artists and Scholars Residency Program (VASRP) and Summer River Fellow 

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Residency Program and the Summer River Fellow brings prominent studio artists, art historians, art critics, and curators to CSU's Department of Art for long or short term residencies. Residents interact with students and faculty, lead workshops related to their disciplines, and give public lectures on their work. They may offer a seminar on a topic within their area of expertise, mount exhibitions, or work with students and faculty on collaborative projects. Our residents are provided with an apartment within one block from their studio in the newly renovated Seaboard Depot Art Studios, and the Corn Center for the Visual Arts. Residents pursue their own research and creative production, and invariably find their visit to Columbus's thriving arts community to be a positive, productive, and enjoyable experience. This highly successful program, now in its sixth year, has been made possible through the generous support of the Mildred Miller Fort Foundation, the Norman S. and Emmy Lou P. Illges Foundation, the CSU Friends of Art, and many others.

2017 Fall Visiting Artists and Scholars in Residency Program

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We offer two types of residency program VASRP and Summer River Fellow. 

The Visiting Artist and Scholar Residency Program and Summer River Fellow Residency Program bring prominent studio artists, art historians, art critics, and curators to CSU's Department of Art. VASRP residencies are typically 4 weeks in length and Summer Fellow residencies are typically 2-4 weeks, although additional time is negotiable. Both VASRP and Summer River Fellows receive research stipends based on the type and length of their residency.

Application for VASRP

Application for Summer River Fellow

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Summer River Fellows Program

The Summer River Fellows Program brings in recent MFA graduates from top art programs to work in CSU's Department of Art each summer. The program provides each fellow with a 2-4 week residency, which includes studio space, lab facilities, housing, and a stipend. In return, the fellows work with students and faculty, and give public lectures and workshops. The goal of the Summer River Fellows Program is to assist young artists in their professional development while adding value to our program and the arts culture of Columbus.

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