Windgate Foundation invests in the future

The School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University is grateful to the Windgate Foundation for choosing to invest in the future of our students. The Foundation’s vision and contribution enabled KSU to develop the Windgate Foundation Artist Residency Program. This program is instrumental to give our students the experience of working with visiting professional artists in their field of study and to grow as industry leaders. 

For six semesters until 2024, grant proceeds will be used to host professional artists at KSU, supporting the shared goals of the Windgate Foundation and the School of Art and Design to advance contemporary craft and strengthen visual arts education. KSU is fortunate to be able to offer students unique artist-in-resident experiences of this magnitude as part of their scheduled curriculum. 

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The generous gift from the Windgate Foundation enables KSU to host internationally known artists to lead and inspire students through art making and to share that art and inspiration with the community at large. Through the Foundation’s continued support of the School of Art and Design, we can offer the highest level of artist excellence and quality to our students, community, and visiting artists.


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About the Residency

The Windgate Foundation Artist Residency Program offers a unique opportunity for an individual to work as a resident artist exploring and developing their personal vision, while interacting with students and guiding them on a project-based assignment. The Program will be embedded in the curriculum of selected courses each semester. The artist in resident will  propose an engaging project idea for students, and will work with the students in different disciplines to conceptualize and work through the idea.

Beginning in Fall 2021, there will be two residencies a year for the next three years, until 2024. The four-week residency is offered to nationally and internationally recognized artists of all disciplines, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, digital animation, photography, illustration, and sequential art. A selection committee will review the work of emerging and established artists and select two individuals each year to be awarded the four-week Windgate Foundation Artist Residency Program at Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design. 

Curriculum Goals

  • Expose students to the artistic techniques and creative process of the artist's practice
  • Engage students in an art-making project that is about ideas and content, as opposed to single disciplinary technical processes
    Provide students with a platform for self-discovery and expression
  • Expose students to the variety of occupational options and career paths possible in the arts
  • Increase student visual literacy and their ability to articulate ideas in both visual and verbal platforms

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