Social Practice Artist Residency

The National Endowment for the Arts awarded a Challenge America Grant to Adams State University Department of Art and Theatre. The grant supports a Social Practice Arts Residency in the San Luis Valley over the next two years.

A Social Practice Arts Residency is a program that supports artists who create projects that involve a specific community. Selected artists live for an extended time in the San Luis Valley and invite locals to take part in creating projects that are specific to our regional community. The goal of the program is to support the creativity of our diverse population and provide a new platform for citizens to make connections with one another and address the complex social issues of our region.

Three artists have been selected to participate that each represents a different arts discipline. These artists join an exciting line up of residents invited as part of the traditional Adams State residency program, Rare A.I.R. All upcoming related events will be free and participation from the community is highly encouraged. Upcoming events will be posted on the University’s event calendar.