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Artists working in an variety of media are invited to apply to the CSRS AIR Program

Artist-in-residence (AIR) Fellowship - 2018/19

The Centre for Studies in Religion and Society (CSRS) welcomes applications from artists interested in participating in our dynamic interdisciplinary research community.


The artist-in-residence (AIR) program seeks to create mutually beneficial lines of exchange between scholars and artists who share an interest in themes at the intersection of religion and society. The residency will enrich the scholarly atmosphere of the CSRS by promoting engagement with the creative arts and will assist artists in sharing and developing their practice within a university environment.


The AIR fellowship is available to artists working in visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, design or new media, whose creative work can be reasonably conducted in a university office. Canadian and international professional artists, new artists and MFA students are encouraged to apply.


The successful candidate will be awarded the Chih-Chuang and Yien-Ying Hsieh Scholarship for Art and Spirituality, worth $5,000. In addition, the position provides centrally located private office/studio space on the scenic University of Victoria campus; library privileges; a congenial retreat-like setting with regular opportunities for cross-disciplinary engagement; and opportunities for the showcasing of work through public readings, exhibits or performances.


AIR fellowships are granted for a minimum four-month and a maximum twelve-month term, beginning Summer 2018. The stipend will be prorated according to length of term.


The artist-in-residence is expected to conduct his or her work on site at the CSRS and to participate actively in the programs and activities of the Centre. During the term of the fellowship, the artist-in-residence will offer a public presentation of his or her work.

Application Procedures

Applications are accepted once a year and should include: a current CV; samples of the applicant's work; and a completed AIR fellowship application which includes the contact information of two scholars, curators, established artists, or other professionals in the cultural sector, who might evaluate the proposed project. The CSRS may also solicit the opinions of other referees. Applications are reviewed by the CSRS Program Committee. All materials should be submitted via email to, indicating attention to Dr. Paul Bramadat, Director, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society. Candidates are responsible for ensuring their applications are complete and submitted by the competition deadlines. Late applications will not be reviewed.

2018-2019 CSRS AIR Guidelines and Application


Application Deadline - Monday, April 16, 2018 EXTENDED: Monday, April 30, 2018.