Fulbright Silvermine Residency


What is the Fulbright Silvermine Residency?

The residency fosters creative, intellectual and professional growth for emerging and established visual artists. The program is designed to bring residents together with colleagues and masters for intensive focus. Residents have access to professional world-class facilities and studio time, free from everyday pressures. Residents can pursue interdisciplinary projects among a community of working artists, and gain feedback from Silvermine Faculty and prominent Visiting Artists through constructive critiques.

This residency is made possible through a donation to IIE’s Centennial Fund in honor of Janet Hennessey Dilenschneider.

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Learn More About Silvermine School of Art

Silvermine encompasses a School of Art with over 4,000 annual enrollments; five free-admission public galleries exhibiting contemporary art by emerging and internationally recognized artists; an Outreach Education Program serving 1,000 under-resourced students; art programs designed for individuals with special needs; an outdoor Sculpture Walk; a permanent print collection; and a Guild of 300 professional artists providing a supportive community.

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Who Can Apply?

Residencies of two weeks in duration depending on the artist’s goals are available for the following mediums: ceramics; new media; furniture design/woodworking; painting; drawing and metal/clay sculpture.

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The U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. The primary source of funding is an annual appropriation by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Participating governments and host institutions, as well as corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support.

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