The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion welcomes everyone who is interested in the intersection of art and faith. We invite established and emerging artists to apply to our Artist-in-Residence program. We also have opportunities for pastors or theologians who wish to stay with us for few weeks of sabbatical, reflecting on and engaging with the arts in conversation with our faculty and staff.
Questions about any of the programs can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2019 Artists-in-Residence
2020-21 Artists-in-Residence will be announced soon!
The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion (LCAR) Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program accepts applications from visual artists seeking to create within the community of Wesley Theological Seminary.
Each semester we host 2 artists in succession, each for 6-weeks.
$2,000 honorarium: to be used as the artist sees fit (e.g. transport, supplies, meals, etc)
Studio space: While the studio is open for anyone to use, we encourage AIRs to set up shop in the space and make it their own so our community can see creative practice at work.
Housing: One-bedroom apartment on campus; parking space and WiFi included.
Learning: Ability to audit up to 2 classes at Wesley, with instructor’s permission.
Publicity: Online profile for Image Journal
Library: Study space and borrowing at Wesley’s library.
Workshops: Teach (3) 2-hour workshops for Wesley students during residence
Talks: Headline (1) public lecture/panel
event on campus.
Community: We strongly encourage each AIR to consider donating a work of art to our permanent collection which provides an important contribution to our mission.
The annual application deadline is May 15 and opens every year on April 1st.
To apply, send a CV, a link to your most recent works, and a cover letter to: email@example.com
Your cover letter should address
1. Your ideas for the three workshops with specific focus on how you plan to make these workshops accessible by seminarians with little to no artistic background
2. How this residency will further
your artistic practice
We schedule visiting artists up to two years in advance.
Diversity in the Arts
The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion (LCAR) recognizes the vital importance of supporting emerging artists from diverse backgrounds and contexts, and giving them formative opportunities to deepen their practice.
Each summer we host (1) Studio Fellow for up to 2 months (June & July).
This program is brand-new.
More information on this program will be available soon!
Theologians and Clergy
LCAR offers a space to reflect on and engage with the arts, which can be a useful way to refresh both scholarship and ministry. We invite applications from theologians and clergy who wish to spend time on campus and in our studio.
Audit Master’s classes with instructor’s permission
Potential to guest preach in our Oxnam Chapel
Studio time and materials
Weekly meetings with member(s) of LCAR staff for advice and discussion
CEU (Continuing Education Unit) documentation available upon request
$100 per week (or $1,000 per semester)
To apply, send a CV and short cover letter outlining your sabbatical plans and reasons for choosing Wesley (and any supporting documentation from your diocese or university) to: firstname.lastname@example.org