Artists in Residence

Residencies bring professional performing and visual artists, composers, creative writers, and filmmakers to the UCA campus for one or more days for the purpose of expanding student learning experiences. They offer the general student body exhibits, lectures, performances, readings, and screenings that enlarge awareness and appreciation of the arts, and provide students participating in the arts with master classes, presentations/discussions, and workshops 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).

For details about upcoming events, download the full schedule here or visit our CubConnect page. 

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


Sneak peek of what’s coming this year:

Fall 2021

Lily Kuonen, visual art

Cecilia López, soprano & Nathan Salazar, piano

Joey Tartell, trumpet

Marita Golden, fiction writing

Ivalas Quartet, strings

Allison Newcombe, lighting design

Serge Jolimeau, metalwork sculpture

Jon Metzger, percussion

Tiffany D. Jackson, YA writing

Fabida Jean-Louis, paper textile design, photography, & sculpture

Spring 2022

A Love Supreme, jazz ensemble

Elizabeth Rush, environmental writing

American Horn Quartet, brass

LA Theatre Works, audio theatre

Chase Earles, pottery

Tanya Orellana, scenic design

Alejo Vietti, costume design

Gasali Adeyemo, fibers

Akeem Ayanbisi Ayanniyi, drums & drum making