Seattle University offers a unique place for an artist to work with scholars and students across disciplines. At the center of the SU education is justice in all its, forms.
The SUVAIR was formed to facilitate research and support for artists in their creative process. This program, funded by the Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts, is designed to foster a unique environment for artists and students from which new ideas emerge that can change the way we see the world. The residency will provide artists with the valuable resources of time and space for open-ended investigation, experimentation and collaboration. The program gives artists the opportunity to push the boundaries of their own practice. This freedom we hope will foster collaborations that promote new approaches to arts education, foster community building, and provide a catalyst for social change.
The SUVAIR creates a forum for dialogue between the public and the artist in residence through artist talks, a projects studio, open studio time, and other forms of public programming and materials. Our residency is housed within the Seattle University campus with full access to the university library and facilities. The residency studio and offices are housed within two recently renovated buildings that once housed a streetcar turn-house. The Seattle University Fine Arts buildings are within the vibrant and bustling Capitol Hill neighborhood. The appointment is for six months beginning in July and ending in January, and has been made entirely possible by the Pigott Family Endowment for the Arts.