Miller Gallery, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, USA


$7500 project stipend and $2500 for housing for a site specific installation exhibition at a small rural American university.


Proposed artwork can be realized in any medium and there are no restrictions on form or content. However, proposals that demonstrate innovation and deep, nuanced understanding of contemporary art, craft, or design are preferred. Proposals must be for a site-specific installation and must differ greatly from a proposal for a solo exhibition.

All proposals will be reviewed for overall artistic merit, impact on the experience of our students, feasibility within the established time-frame and budget, artist?s demonstration of ability to complete such a project (as evidenced by past projects or a detailed work plan and budget for the KU project), and the relationship of the project to the gallery?s mission.

Residency Programme since: 2011
Description of Organisation:

The Miller Gallery presents seven exhibitions per academic year. Two outside exhibitions in September and October, one installation residency exhibition January through March, and four senior student exhibitions.

The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery of Kutztown University presents significant and professionally executed solo and group exhibitions of contemporary art in a variety of mediums as well as supporting programs, events, and services that will directly enhance the artistic and philosophical development of our students and our community. We strive to challenge assumptions and stimulate discussion by presenting artwork and programs relevant to the social and cultural life of the general and special populations within our service area.

The Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery seeks proposals for exhibitions of fine arts, crafts, and communication design. We encourage exhibitions featuring new technologies or innovative approaches to traditional media and content. We are especially interested in focused group exhibitions that include from two to four participants.

For the two outside exhibitions in September and October, proposals are considered in early March and early October each year by a six-person exhibition committee composed of faculty representatives from the departments of Communication Design, Art Education and Crafts, and Fine Arts. We have very few exhibition openings available each year, so competition is intense.

For the residency exhibition, The Marlin and Regina Miller Art Gallery at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania requests proposals from artists, craftspersons, and designers for the production of an original, temporary, site-specific installation for our exhibition space. Deadline is in the July before the February exhibition. This residency comes with a $7500 stipend and $2500 towards housing.

Submission procedures:

For the residency please use Slide Room.

Organisation founded in: 1866
What type of organisation are you?:
  • University
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Shared studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Computer
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: Yes
Companions Allowed:
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: NYC, PHL, Allentown
    How to reach by plane: Fly to NYC or Philadelphia. There is a bus that goes directly to Kutztown, PA.
    How to reach by train: No train, but a bus does service the area from all points on the East Coast.
    How to reach by car: Kutztown is approximately 65 miles northwest of Philadelphia, and 115 miles west of New York City. Kutztown is halfway between Reading and Allentown, Pennsylvania. The gallery is a ten minute drive from Interstate 78, exit 40.
    Street & Number: PO Box 730
    Postal Code: 19530
    City: Kutztown
    Country long: United-States
    PO Box 730
    Kutztown 19530 USA
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