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The 2019 Application session has closed.  Please refer back in December 2019 for the next application period.

To foster an environment of international artistic exchange while providing a rich working experience for the artist to practice and grow.  The School of Art strives to cultivate a dialogue between the national and international art community and the community of Bozeman, Montana.  The iAIR program at the School of Art is supported in part by the Beulah Glaze Waller Endowment.

From the Director of the School of Art:
We are a community of committed, creative people bound together by a shared understanding of visual language and a dedication to the enlightened understanding of visual culture and the histories that generate it. We are at the heart of Montana’s most influential and inventive artistic community, providing an energetic environment in which new ideas can flourish.

Founded in 1893 as the state’s land grant college, MSU’s School of Art was originally a center of creativity promoting good design for the manufacturing and craft industries. Our role has continually evolved and redefined itself to reflect the needs of the communities of which we are apart.

Now as then, our vision remains the same – to provide a world-class creative education, which makes a significant cultural, social, and economic contribution to the university; to the broader community; and to the global community as a whole.

Bozeman is the county seat of Gallatin County, Montana, United States, in the southwestern part of the state.  Bozeman has experienced a healthy pace of growth. Over the past 40 years, it has grown from the 6th to the 4th largest city in the state.  The area continually attracts new residents due to quality of life, scenery, and nearby recreation. In August 2010, Bozeman was selected by Outside Magazine as the best place to live in the west for skiing.

Bozeman is located at an altitude of 4,820 feet (1,468m). The Bridger Mountains are to the north-northeast, the Tobacco Root Mountains to the west-southwest, the Big Belt Mountains and Horseshoe Hills to the northwest, the Hyalite Peaks of the northern Gallatin Range to the south, and the Spanish Peaks of the northern Madison Range to the south-southwest. Bozeman is east of the continental divide, and Interstate 90 passes through the city. It is 84 miles (135 km) east of Butte, 125 miles (201 km) west of Billings, and 93 miles (150 km) north of Yellowstone National Park.

Montana State University is a Tobacco Free campus.  It is the policy of MSU to promote the health, wellness, and safety of all employees, students, guests, visitors, and contractors while on campus. Therefore, the campus has been free of tobacco-use since August 1, 2012. The use of tobacco (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco and all other tobacco products) by students, faculty, staff, guests, visitors, and contractors is prohibited on all properties owned or leased by MSU, including:

  1. all interior space on the MSU campus and property leased by MSU, including the agricultural research centers and other remote sites;
  2. all outside property or grounds on MSU’s campuses, including areas such as walkways, breezeways, parking lots, and patios;
  3. all outside property leased by MSU;
  4. all indoor and outdoor athletic facilities.

Residency Dates:
Residency Dates: Sunday, September 8th  –  Monday , October 14th, 2019

Exhibition Venue: Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery , 2998 West Lincoln Street Bozeman, MT 59718
Exhibition Dates: Install will be Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th
        Exhibition will be Monday, October 7th – Friday, October 11th, 2019

        The public reception will be Thursday, October 10th, 6 -8 pm
        Deinstall will be Saturday, October 12th and Sunday the 13th if needed

The incoming flight will be scheduled for arrival in Bozeman on Sunday, September 8th, 2019; departure flight will be scheduled on Monday, October 14th, 2019. 

The lectures and critique dates will be scheduled in conversation with the iAIR upon arrival in Bozeman. We prefer that the lecture takes place in the first week of the IAiR’s arrival to garner interest among the students and the public.

The iAIR program is a multidisciplinary residency, open to all forms of visual arts and design, selected by a peer review panel of 6-8 members.  Applications are open to emerging, mid-career, and established international artists.   Artists must be fluent in English in order to communicate and interact with faculty, staff, and students. Artists absent from residency in excess of four (4) days require prior arrangement with Residency Director. Absence may jeopardize artist’s residency. Current undergraduate and graduate students are not eligible to apply for this program.

Application Information:
Applications are to be submitted online at Submittable.com.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 15th, 2019 at Midnight GMT.  There is a $35.00 USD application fee due at the time of submission.

Applicants should submit the following documents: a CV or résumé; an artist statement (maximum 500 words); an image list that corresponds with submitted works; and a residency proposal (maximum 500 words).  Please submit each document separately as a Word document or a PDF.  In addition to the documents, please submit 8-10 images or A/V files.  Images should be a maximum of 1200 x 800 pixels and audio or video clips should not exceed 2 minutes each.  Accepted formats are JPEG, TIFF, PNG, MP3, MP4, WAV, and MOV.

All documents and files should be labeled with your first initial and surname followed by submission type (i.e. h.miller_cv, h.miller_image1, h.miller_audio2, etc.).

Studios and Special Facilities Available:
A studio will be provided in the Melvin Graduate Studios. Near the MSU Equestrian Pavilion, the Graduate studios have breath taking views of the Rockies and brilliant sunsets. We will provide a bike for transportation, but be aware that it is about a mile from the main campus where the iAiR will reside for the month.

The iAIR will have access to all tools and facilities at Haynes Hall and the Melvin Graduate Studios, including: ceramics, printmaking, letterpress, digital labs, wood workshop, metals workshop, sculpture yard, and a small B&W darkroom. A workspace will be provided and may be situated among the student population so that the students can learn from and observe the iAiR.  24-hour access will be granted to both buildings.

If the iAiR wishes, a gym membership can be purchased for $40 at Hoseaus Fitness Center on Campus, complete with swimming access, group exercise classes, weights, climbing wall, etc.

In the five-week residency, the artist will live in a private, furnished apartment on the first floor of South Hedges Hall, which also houses the Freshmen Art cohort.  South Hedges is across the street from School of Art in Haynes Hall and a 15-20 minute walk to the Melvin Graduate Art Studios. The apartment has 24-hour access and security, includes a kitchenette, bedroom with a full-sized bed, small living room, and private bathroom.  Laundry facilities are on site ($2 per load for the washer and $2 per load for the dryer) as is a fitness room and work spaces.  Adjacent to the building is Miller Dining Hall with numerous food options and services. Artists are expected to keep their apartments in a neat and orderly fashion. The apartments are furnished and clean upon arrival and should be left in the same condition upon departure, normal wear and tear excepted. No unauthorized persons or pets are allowed to reside in apartment with the artist. Please note that Montana State University is a Tobacco Free campus.

Also, within a walking distance is the the Museum of the Rockies, Renne Library, a grocery store, brewery, post office, smaller restaurants, FedEx, coffee shops, and other services and amenities.

Facilities are fully accessible.

Artists Responsible for the following:
Application fee – $35.00 USD, US Visa Expenses, personal medical insurance, living expenses, material costs above what is provided by the School of Art, transportation once in residence, and any shipping of artwork to and from the residency.

MSU School of Art provides:
Roundtrip airfare to Bozeman, pick-up and drop-off at the airport, housing/utilities, office space, materials assistance (up to $250.00 USD), program administration, and a general stipend of $1000.00 USD ($900.00 upon arrival and $100.00 as room deposit will be given to the iAIR upon completion of the residency.)

Other Expectations and Opportunities:
The School of Art at Montana State University has created this program to develop a relationship between the artist with the students, faculty, and community of Bozeman, MT.  In return it is requested that the iAiR provide the following:

  1. “Conversations about Art” is an informal dinner gathering that seeks to create a forum for exchange between the iAIR, faculty members, and graduate students.
  2. Provide a public lecture and image presentation on their practice to introduce the iAIR to the community.
  3. Participation in a minimum of one lecture for the School of Art Foundation classes
  4. Participation in at least one group critique session with the graduate students.  Further participation in teaching and lectures across the School of Art is expected throughout the residency.
  5. A one-week onsite exhibition at the Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery  Gallery at the School of Art
  6. Also, as a service to the larger MSU community, the iAiR will be expected to attend or perform one other event or workshop for the cohort at South Hedges Hall, be it a private lecture, attend a group dinner, host a workshop, etc.  The details of this event can be discussed upon acceptance into the iAiR program and tailored to the iAiR’s skills.
  7. Residents may participate in any of the other classes, critiques, or workshops offered at the School of Art during their stay.
For more information on the residency, please visit http://www.hecgallery.com
For more information on MSU School of Art, please visit http://art.montana.edu/
Any questions? Please email the School of Art Gallery Director, Ella Watson, at ella.watson@montana.edu

Work from Cheon Pyo Lee, iAiR 2018

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Work from Julie Groshe, iAiR 2017

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Images of School of Art:

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Images of the Waller-Yoblonsky Gallery:

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