Artists in Residence

2021-2022 Artist in Residence Application

Residencies bring professional performing and visual artists, creative writers, filmmakers, and arts exhibitions to the UCA campus for one or more days for the purpose of expanding student learning experiences. They offer the general student body performances, lectures, and exhibits that enlarge awareness and appreciation of the arts, and provide students participating in the arts with workshops, masterclasses, critiques, etc. that enhance understanding and professionalism.

The UCA Artist in Residence program is funded by the UCA Student Arts Fee. At UCA, we believe that a rich and vibrant arts culture is valuable and necessary to the education of all students, regardless of major or background. All events are located on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, AR 72035, unless otherwise specified. All events are free to UCA students and open to the public (no reservations/tickets are required unless otherwise specified).

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Gayle Seymour at or (501)-450-3295.

2020 – 2021 Artists in Residence

Click here for the full list of Fall 2020 Artists in Residence

Upcoming Artists:

A photo of Sharon Louden

Sharon Louden, Artist


Sharon Louden

Sharon Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for the arts, editor of the Living and Sustaining Life series of books, and the Artistic Director of the Chautauqua Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution. Louden’s work is held in major public and private collections including the Whitney Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, among others. Her on-campus installation titled Suffrage Rugs is part of the UCA 2020 Suffrage Centennial Project.

October 29:
7:00-8:00pm (CST): Public Lecture witih Q & A via Zoom, “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life,” and livestreamed to Facebook

Meeting ID: 912 8800 2964
Passcode: 080425