The College of Arts & Letters established the Critical Race Studies program as part of its Critical Diversity in a Digital Age initiative. The residency program brings two artists or designers to campus a year to engage issues of race through creative practice. By teaching, offering public programming, and mounting an exhibition or participatory project, resident artist/designers deepen and enrich dialogues about race across and beyond MSU’s campus. The Critical Race Studies Residency Program is designed to empower artists and designers to create transformative work.
The Critical Race Studies Residency program is made possible thanks to a $750,000 gift from Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU), and with the generous support of the Creating Inclusive Excellence Funding Program from the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives at MSU.
The residency program is coordinated by Karin Zitzewitz. Interested applicants are welcome to ask questions by email.