Lehigh University

Horger Artist in Residence
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University invites applications for the Horger Artist in Residence, a residency that brings artists, architects, and designers to campus to work on ambitious public-facing projects that engage with the university, its students, and surrounding community. The program is open to individuals in all disciplines of the visual arts whose practice actively relates to its adjoining communities, surroundings, and publics.

Housed in Lehigh University’s Department of Art, Architecture and Design, the Horger Artist in Residence will spend the spring semester 2021 engaging in creative inquiry and research that will lead to a project, exhibition, or series of events to be made publicly accessible in the fall semester 2021. During the spring semester, in addition to their creative work, the Horger Artist in Residence will teach one 4-credit undergraduate studio or seminar course on a topic related to their practice, open to all Lehigh undergraduates with instructor permission. The theme of the course may relate to the planned project, but may also be independent of it.

The residency begins January 25, 2021, and the Horger Artist in Residence will receive adjunct compensation of $10,000 for teaching the course, which ends May 19, 2021. In addition to this, they will receive a budget of $50,000 for their residency project, which may begin in the spring semester but must be realized by December 1, 2021. The budget may be divided into project expenses, wages, housing, and travel, and will be prepared by the artist prior to the start of the residency.
Review of applications will begin on March 2, and finalists will be invited to campus to give a presentation on their work and to tour the university and its facilities. For a complete description of the residency and application instructions, please see Call for Entries: