The College of Arts & Letters established the Critical Race Studies residency program as part of its Critical Diversity in a Digital Age initiative. From 2017-22, the residency program brought 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 deepened and enriched dialogues about race across and beyond MSU’s campus. The Critical Race Studies Residency Program was designed to empower artists and designers to create transformative work.
The Critical Race Studies Residency program was 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 was coordinated by Karin Zitzewitz. She is happy to answer questions by email.