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 or make a proposal for a show in the Dadian Gallery. 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.
A.I.R. PROGRAM & EXHIBITION
The Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion (LCAR) Artist-in-Residence program accepts applications from visual artists seeking to create within the community of Wesley Theological Seminary. Artists share space in a communal studio set in the seminary’s instructional building, working directly with students by leading practical art classes and community art projects.
Teaching an Arts Practicum in the medium of the artist’s choosing is expected of all Artists-in-Residence. Opportunities for outreach to churches and the wider community are also available to resident artists.
In alternating years, a group show in the Dadian Gallery is organized to highlight the work of Artists-in-Residence. Artists also contribute one piece of work to the seminary as part of their residencies, providing a lasting contribution to our mission of making the arts an integral part of theological education. Artists have the option of taking one seminary class per semester in order to further explore the union between theology and the arts.
Artists are provided with an honorarium of $1,500.00 per semester to help cover their living expenses. A one-bedroom apartment on campus is provided for artists living outside of the greater Washington, DC and Baltimore region. Residencies can be for one calendar year, one academic year, or one semester, depending of the needs of the program and the availability of artists under consideration. Please be aware that we schedule our artists one to two years in advance.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The annual application deadline is May 15.
For an application and additional information Download PDF
We regret that at this time, we are unable to process J-1 visas for international artists.
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Henry Luce III Center for Arts and Religion
Wesley Theological Seminary
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Washington, DC 20016