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

 Our Spring 2021 Artists in Residence are complete!


Sneak Peek into Next Year:

Fall 2021

  • Lily Kuonen, Artist
  • Cecilia López, Soprano & Nathan Salazar, Pianist
  • Joey Tartell, Trumpeter
  • Marita Golden, Author
  • Ivalas Quartet
  • Didier William, Mixed-Media Artist; & Serge Jolimeau, Traditional Metalwork Artist
  • Jon Metzger, Jazz Musician
  • Tiffany D. Jackson, Author

Spring 2022

  • A Love Supreme
  • Lee Willingham, Choral and Community Clinician
  • Elizabeth Rush, Environmental Writer and Journalist
  • American Horn Quartet
  • Chase Earles, Caddo Potter
  • Alejo Vietti, Costume Designer
  • Tanya Orellana, Scenic Designer
  • Gasali Adeyemo, Fiber Artist; & Akeem Ayanbisi Ayanniyi, Drum Maker & Drummer