Open Call

2026 McKinney International Art and Design Residency

Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design

With Funding
Free / No Costs
Bloomington, United States


An established artist or designer will be selected whose primary country of residence is outside the United States. Applicants should be actively engaged in a contemporary artistic practice and show evidence of a national and international exhibition record. The Artist-in-Residence will be selected based on the merits of their professional careers, their dedication to being part of an academic environment, and their proposal to develop and expand on their creative process utilizing the facilities, unique collections, and research centers available at Indiana University. Facilities include The Eskenazi Museum of Art, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Fine Arts Library, Kinsey Institute, Lilly Library, and many more. Full list available here:

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


February 01, 2026 - May 01, 2026


  • $500.00 material budget (one-time)
  • $8,000.00 stipend (one-time)


Alternative Processes Darkroom, Ceramic Facility, Computer Lab, Conference Rooms, Darkroom, Fabrication Lab, Gallery, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Large Format Printers, Library, Print Shop, Sculpture Facility, Wood Shop


Apartment, Kitchen, Private Bathroom, Private Housing, Private Room


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Critique, Discussion, Open Studios, Panel, Schools, Self-Directed, Seminars, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Animation, Architecture, Book Arts, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Curatorial, Design, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film, Illustration, Immersive Experiences, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Land Art, Makers, Metalsmith, Mixed Reality, Moving Image, Multimedia, Painting, Pedagogy, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Puppeteers, Research, Scholar, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Tech, Textile, Video Art, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Web Design



Program Description

The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design invites applicants for the 2026 McKinney Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Residents must remain in residence for the full period of the residency. In addition, prospective residents will coordinate with the Eskenazi School to offer studio visits, open studios, and a workshop based on technical/conceptual innovations. Studio space, lodging, and a fellowship of $8,000 USD will be provided. This fellowship will be distributed in two parts, one portion prior to arrival in order to assist with travel costs to Indianapolis Airport, and the remaining balance will be distributed after the completion of the visit. The Eskenazi School will also provide health insurance for the length of the appointment and purchase up to $500 in supplies during the visit. Other studio expenses will be the responsibility of the successful applicant. For full details, visit:

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