Artist Katy Mixon, AICAD Studio Practice Residency, Fall 2015.

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) is offering a Studio Practice Residency for non-student, working artists to develop, refine, or challenge their artistic practice in dialogue with a chosen mentor. This residency will be a studio intensive mentorship program held at the AICAD facility in DUMBO, Brooklyn from January 6 through May 6, 2016.

Visual artist and critic William Powhida will lead the Studio Practice Residency. Accepted participants will work with mentors to be determined. Past mentors have included: Paddy Johnson (ArtFCity), Ben Davis (Artnet), Letha Wilson, Christopher K. Ho, Carolyn Salas, Jules de Balincourt, and Adam Parker Smith, among others.

The AICAD Studio Practice Residency is a non-credit, fee-based program. The total 4-month program cost is $3,750 ($1,000 deposit and $917 per month for 3 months) with a discount available for alumni of AICAD member schools at $3,400 ($1,000 deposit and $800 per month). ​The cost of the program covers the studio rental, visiting artist and critic mentor stipends, monthly workshop fees, and facility/administrative costs.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of a year of professional activity outside of any degree-granting program. To be considered for placement, please complete an application here and send to the program’s Administrative Co-Director Alan Lupiani at by the application deadline of December 31, 2015.

AICAD will also be hosting a Studio Practice Residency summer session from May 6 to August 6, 2016 (approximately). The residency will be open to current MFA students. Please email Administrative Co-Director Alan Lupiani at for more information.

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