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University of Michigan Roman J. Witt Residency

University of Michigan Roman J. Witt Residency Program

With Funding
Ann Arbor, United States


The Witt Residency is open to both established and emerging artists/​designers. The Witt residency provides students an alternative learning opportunity to engage with practicing artists who can make use of resources across campus, therefore the ideal candidate must value collaboration, have good social and communication skills and be interested in generating creative partnerships across disciplines. It is the goal of the Witt Residency to foster an atmosphere of inventive creative activity that extends throughout the University community.

Number of Participants

The Roman J. Witt Residency Program, developed with the support of alumna Penny W. Stamps and named in honor of her father, is an annual international competition that awards one residency per academic year to a visiting artist/designer who proposes to develop a new work in collaboration with students and faculty.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


June 01, 2022 - April 15, 2023


  • $5,000.00 material budget (one-time)
  • $20,000.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $15.00 application fee


Shared Studio


Guest House


No meals

Public Programs

Community Engagement , Mentors, Open Studios, Performances, Professional Development, Schools


Animation, Architecture, Cartoonist, Ceramics, Conceptual Art, Crafts & Trades, Design, Digital Manufacturing, Digital Media, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film, Glass, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Makers, Metalsmith, Multimedia, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Sculpture, Theatre, Video Art, Video Games, Virtual Reality, Visual Arts, Wearable Technology, Web Design


No languages listed

Program Description

Application Schedule Proposals Due – February 20, 2022 All applications must be submitted by this deadline. Selection Committee Review – March/​April, 2022 The Stamps Selection Committee reviews materials and selects finalists to interview. Applicants will receive email notification, so please be sure to include your correct email address in your proposal. Interviews – April/​May, 2022 Notification – June 1, 2022 The Witt Residency Program’s application process is conducted using SlideRoom, an online portfolio review system. After registering, applicants will: Complete application forms, including resume/​CV and references. Upload media — this may include video, audio, and pdf files. Submit the processing fee APPLY HERE:

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