The Department of Art, Art History, and Design (DAAHD), in collaboration with the College of Arts and Letters, the Lyman Briggs College of Science, the Abrams Planetarium and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, offers the opportunity for an artist to engage in cross-disciplinary practice in collaboration with one or more scientific departments on campus at Michigan State University. The mission of this new residency program is to allow experienced national and international artists to engage in creative research bridging scientific inquiry, the arts and the humanities, and to develop a new or ongoing artistic research project. The residency includes a period of 2-4 weeks, that ideally in the period between October – December 2017, which can also be split into two periods. The BRIDGE stipend of up to $10,000 will be provided by MSU to cover travel and living expenses, a honorarium, and to contribute to the production of work to be included in a curated final group show of all BRIDGE residents at the Broad Art Museum at MSU in 2019. The chosen artist may interact with faculty members and students in different fields such as (but not limited to) the physical and biological sciences, ecology, critical design, architecture, engineering, climate science, microbiome studies, artificial evolution, water quality research, epistemology, science & technology studies, etc., including hands-on experience and the use of the university’s technical fabrication facilities. The resident is expected to engage in public outreach, and to address the philosophical, aesthetic and ethical challenges and societal ramifications connected to the chosen research field/s.

The new BRIDGE Artist in Residency Program has been initiated by Associate Professor Adam Brown and distinguished affiliated faculty Jens Hauser at the Department of Art, Art History and Design, to boost intermedia research within the ‘epistemological turn’ where art is no longer only concerned with the production of forms and narratives any more, but increasingly engaging in alternative knowledge production, informed techno-scientific critique and the questioning of the particular materials and technical media that increasingly shape our world views. The applications will be reviewed by a jury representing the College of Arts and Letters, the Lyman Briggs College of Science, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, and the Abrams Planetarium. The deadline is June 30, 2017 (NOW CLOSED). All applicants will be notified by July 30, 2017. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.