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Gephardt Institute Atkin Residency

Multiple images of individuals interacting and art and individuals interacting with art with a central block with white text on a dark plum color: Atkin Residency in the Art of Democracy.

Visionaries, storytellers, disrupters—artists of all media have long imagined the future of our democracy. Drawing on the rich tradition of the arts as a catalyst for social change, the Atkin Residency in the Art of Democracy supports undergraduate WashU student artists to investigate the paradoxes, evolutions, histories, stories, and possibilities of U.S. democracy. Open to creators of all kinds, this competitive yearlong residency provides a platform for artists to deepen their practice, gain visibility, and foster public discourse. In 2024, the inaugural resident will be awarded a $10,000 stipend to offset living costs, in place of academic year earnings, and to support learning and the production of work.

The 2024 application period will open on Thursday, February 8, 2024, and close on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 9 p.m. CT.