At Davidson, there are many opportunities to experience an Artist in Residence.

These programs add to and enhance Davidson's curriculum and the extracurricular experience. If you are interested in funding from Davidson Arts and Creative Engagement, contact Sherry Nelson at

Essential Program Components

  • Programs that are more narrowly focused on a specific art form or practice (short-term residencies);
  • Programs that have a campus-wide focus and theme, and that welcome and support broader participation from students and other interested groups (longer-term residencies);
  • Residencies can be innovative and expand upon what's already being taught and explored on campus;
  • Emerging art forms should be incorporated into these programs. It's about more than bringing people in to do what we already do; we encourage new forms of expressive knowledge in relationship to art practices on campus-curricularly and extracurricularly.