Program structure

The accepted program recipient will receive a stipend of $3000 to support her/his work.  In addition, the recipient will have her/his own studio space located at the Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) at Brandeis University and access to available Brandeis University resources. The artist is responsible for food, travel, housing, and materials. A materials subsidy of $250 will be provided.

As the exhibit organizer, the HBI and WSRC Arts Program will:

  • manage marketing and promotion of the show and related events
  • sponsor the costs associated with installation and de-installation of show
  • subsidize cost of materials up to $250
  • produce interpretive exhibition materials

The artist-in-residence is required:

  • to be available/discuss their work/installation-in-progress with the Brandeis students, resident scholars, and the public
  • to give a public lecture/gallery talk
  • to lead a workshop
  • to assist in development of accompanying materials

Eligibility Requirements

There are no eligibility requirements.  Applications (in English) from outside the United States are welcome.  

Exhibit Criteria

We look for exhibitions that:

  • are visually and artistically impressive and original
  • are related to fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender
  • ask important questions and provoke dialogue
  • are related to research being produced and promoted by the HBI
  • provide a context for education
  • are appropriate in scale for the Kniznick Gallery space
  • include new work produced during the residency, or prior work presented in a fresh way, informed by the residency

Deadline for proposals: October 9, 2014
Decisions will be announced in the first week of December 2014.

Selection Process

The WSRC Arts Program produces three to four shows every calendar year. One show per year is sponsored by the HBI and includes the artist residency. For the HBI show, we require applicants to complete the requirements listed below. Decisions regarding exhibition content are made by the WSRC and HBI directors and staff.

To Apply

1. Complete the application form.

Note: Information cannot be stored on the form to be submitted at a later date. Applicants should complete their responses in another program i.e., Word, and cut and paste their comments into the appropriate boxes at the time of submission.

2. Submit two professional letters of reference; letters may be sent via email directly to Emailed references should have your name in the subject line. Alternatively, references may be sent as a hard copy on professional stationery to: Debby Olins, HBI, MS-079, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 02454.  


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