Ongoing call for applications: Low-Residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts
Goddard College
Above: From Mark O’Maley’s (MFA ’13) What’s That You Tried To Say?, an experimental work on playwright Samuel Beckett. Photo: Mark O’Maley.
Above: From Mark O’Maley’s (MFA ’13) What’s That You Tried To Say?, an experimental work on playwright Samuel Beckett. Photo: Mark O’Maley.

Residency in Vermont, July 25–August 1, 2014
Application deadline: June 15

Residency in Washington, September 19–27, 2014
Priority deadline (application fee waived): July 15
Regular application deadline: August 15

Established in 1997, Goddard College’s Low-Residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program is well suited for mid-career and emerging artists looking to deepen their practice and study in a rigorous interdisciplinary context.

One of the only graduate programs in the world committed to art as a transformational practice, the MFAIA is designed to support artists with diverse life experiences and goals ranging from the social and political to the aesthetic, spiritual or autobiographical. We envision art-making as a form of critical thinking that integrates research and interdisciplinary problem-solving and engages ethically in public contexts.

Each semester begins with an eight-day residency that includes presentations, workshops, exhibits, performances, and other activities by continuing and graduating students, faculty, and guest artists. Visitors have included leaders and innovators from the full range of interdisciplinary and traditional media, including Laurie Carlos, Pauline Oliveros, Rick Lowe, Linda Montano, Jackie Brookner, Liz Lerman, Tim Miller, Haruko Okano, Keith Hennessy, Magdalena Gomez, Reggie Wilson, and Susan Leibovitz Steinman.

Vermont faculty include Erica Eaton, Pam Hall, Peter Hocking, Gale Jackson, H. Lan-Thao Lam, Ju-Pong Lin, Devora Neumark, Andrea Parkins, Cynthia Ross, Rachael van Fossen, and Ruth Wallen (program co-director). Washington faculty include Seitu Jones, Petra Kuppers, Laiwan, Ju-Pong Lin, Cynthia Ross, Bonnie Schock, Sharon Siskin, and Michael Sakamoto (program co-director).

Residencies take place at our two beautiful program sites. Our historic main campus is set amongst rolling hills and forest trails in the semi-rural town of Plainfield, Vermont, only six miles from the state capitol of Montpelier. The West Coast program is set within the Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, which looks out to Puget Sound and the mountains of Western Washington State.

Funding opportunities
The Engaged Artist Award is given to newly admitted Goddard students who are engaged in their communities or professions as activist artists. Awards range from 1,000–2,000 USD depending on the availability of funds. Learn more here.

David De Lucca, Admission Counselor
T +1 802 322 1619
[email protected]

Online application



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June 2, 2014