Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

Denning Visiting Artist Fund (2023-24 Cycle)

Sponsored by Office of the Vice President for the Arts

FUNDING: See maximum funding amount and funding details below

ELIGIBILITY: Academic Council Faculty | Instructors | Medical Center Line Faculty

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APPLICATION DEADLINE December 16, 2022 11:59PM

APPROXIMATE OFFER DATE: February 1st, 2023

The Stanford Visiting Artist Fund is a high-impact, comprehensive and sustained investment in artistic excellence, creating a cohort of talent on campus that will significantly contribute to the campus environment and provide a unique integrative educational experience at Stanford.

The current application cycle is for visiting artists during the 2023-24 academic year.

The Stanford Visiting Artist Fund was created in honor of Roberta Bowman Denning and is administered by the Office of the Vice President for the Arts.Program priorities 

  • Benefit of the artist to the program and the broader Stanford community, including reach beyond the host department
  • Benefit of the residency to the artist
  • How does this collaborative work or project exemplify interdisciplinary creative practice and integrate across the University?
  • How the artist will interact with students and other members of the Stanford community
  • How the artist will be provided appropriate workspace on campus


All academic departments and programs at Stanford are invited to submit proposals to host a visiting artist. 

We encourage proposals that include two or more departments and/or programs working in collaboration, and also those that resonate with contemporary concerns, e.g. racial/social justice, environmental sustainability, health and wellbeing.

Artists must commit to an engagement of a quarter or longer, during which time they will collaborate with faculty, engage with students through courses and/or workshops, and present their work to the public in a virtual forum. Awarded funding will cover compensation for the artist’s time (such as honorarium or short-term employment), departmental administrative expenses, and virtual program expenses (such as IT or technical support).

Departments and programs can submit multiple applications.Requirements: 

Each visiting artist is expected to perform the following campus engagements:

  • Collaboration with faculty
  • Class or workshop with students
  • Public presentation of their work

Maximum funding amount: $80000

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Opportunity Type: Research | Teaching | Career Development | International | Proof-of-Concept | Student Engagement |Community Engagement

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Ellen Oh


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