Propose a Residency
Tuttle Creative Residencies celebrate the integration of the arts across the Haverford liberal arts curriculum. The program offers a variety of models for residencies, ranging from one week to an entire semester.
Building on the successful Mellon Creative Residencies program, the TCR cultivates the broad integration of the arts within the liberal arts, hosting residencies that combine pedagogy, creation, public presentation, and informal exchange among artists, faculty, students, staff, and area communities.
The term artist designates those working in the fine arts, music, writing, theatre, and filmmaking—as well as innovative practitioners of scientific narrative and imaging, performance art, illustration, architecture, sonic fabulism, environmental bricoleurship, multimedia curation, and others frontiers of what we think of as "art."
Applications must be submitted by Haverford faculty. If a proposal is submitted by faculty from within a traditional arts department, the residency must also engage with students and faculty from another division. Joint proposals across divisions are strongly encouraged.
Fall Deadline for Spring Residencies: October 13, 2017
Spring Deadline for Fall Residencies: March 19, 2018
An integral part of Tuttle Creative Programs, this initiative offers honoraria, travel, hospitality, programmatic, and curricular expense support.
Tuttle Creative Residencies are proposed by Haverford faculty from one or more divisions. The anchor faculty member, usually the primary author and sponsor of a residency, will serve as the “host” during the residency. The host is responsible for facilitating deep curricular engagement between the artist, faculty, staff, and students during the residency.
Possible Residency Models
The Tuttle Creative Residencies Program encourages residency designs that offer multiple touch-points for the Haverford community to interact with visiting artists. Residencies can last anywhere from a week to an entire semester, often comprising multiple visits by the artist throughout the semester.
Below is a sampling of interactions that might take place during a residency:
- Class visits
- Artist office hours
- Informal meetings with faculty and students
- Student advisory meetings
- Public lectures
- Field trips
- Joint class sessions
- Film screenings
- Faculty-Artist salons
- Open Workshops/Rehearsals
- Artist studio work
- Planning meetings
- Artist training opportunities
- Community outreach activities
- On-campus installations
HCAH Associate Director James Weissinger will assist sponsoring faculty through the application, planning, and execution of residencies. He can help faculty with applications, budget creation, community outreach, and program design. HCAH Post-Bac Fellow Christine Dickerson also provides logistical support, overseeing travel, housing, event planning, artist payments, and residency publicity.
Resident honoraria generally account for a substantial portion of costs, so be sure to consider that expense when developing your budget. Fees for residents are determined on a case-by-case basis and may be influenced by factors such as industry standards and additional residency expenses. That said, daily fees should not exceed $700 except in special cases.
Travel can be very costly. To alleviate some of this cost, it is always best to schedule travel as far in advance as is realistic. Whenever possible, we prefer to work with a college travel agent who will get us the best deals. In order to give you a sense of travel budgets, below are some examples of travel costs.
- Trains: Round trip from New York to Philadelphia, 30th street station, $90 - $150
- Planes: Round trip from Portland, OR to Philadelphia, $500 - $700
- Automobiles: Bolt bus from New York to Philadelphia, $16 - $42 round trip
- Car rental: $25-$40/day
Below are the nightly costs of the three guest houses at the Tri-Colleges.
- Whitehead Guest Rooms, HCA Apartments (Haverford): $125/night
- Ashton House (Swarthmore): $80/night
- Wyndham Alumnae House (Bryn Mawr): $123+tax/night
- Bryn Mawr:
- Example: cheese and crackers, pita chips and hummus, and water and soda: $8.25 per person.
- Haverford and Bryn Mawr share catering services, so expect roughly the same cost.
- Cheese and crackers with grapes and strawberries, hummus and pita chips, tortilla chips, assorted cold beverages: $9.25 per person
Though the colleges cannot provide per diems for meals, we will reimburse meal costs—and these should be budgeted. Please plan on budgeting around $35/day for artist meals. Larger dinners with faculty and students should be considered “hospitality.”
Effective promotion of residencies is essential to their success. Though minimal compared to some other costs, it is important to budget sufficient funds for publicity.
- Designer fees: $30 - 35/hr.
(for logos, posters, ads, etc)
- Posters: $.88 - $1.20/poster
(about 150 posters recommended per residency (or event)
- Photography: $100 - $200/hr
- Designer fees: $30 - 35/hr.