Apply for 2018/19 NDSR Art Residency

Application Form PDF 

NDSR Art is now accepting applications for its second and final resident cohort.

Four candidates will be selected to work on projects related digital stewardship of new media and arts information. Each resident will be assigned to one of the four available projects and corresponding host institutions. The 2018-19 hosts are the Art Institute of Chicago, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Small Data Industries.

See the Project Description page for qualification requirements and information about each of the four projects. Applicants should specify their top two choices of institutions and projects in their application form.

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Program Details

NDSR Art seeks four residents for year-long placement at host institutions across the country. This NDSR Art residency runs for 12 months, from July 16, 2018 to July 12, 2019, starting with a week-long training period in Philadelphia. Residents will complete digital stewardship projects on-site at their host institutions.

Professional Development

Participation in the program includes a week-long advanced training session, ongoing workshops, lectures, and special events, and other cohort activities. Residents work with mentors at their host institutions and local ARLIS/NA chapters. Mentoring and career development services are available through involvement in the larger NDSR and ARLIS/NA communities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have received a master’s degree (or higher) within two years of the residency start date in a field related to the stewardship of digital information. If you are receiving your degree after the application deadline, and are selected as a NDSR Art resident, you will need to sign an agreement confirming you will receive your degree prior to the residency start in July 2018 or will relinquish your place in the program.
  • The NDSR is an ongoing, multi-city program developed and supported by IMLS. As such, residents should expect to interact with former and current residents in other cities, to advocate for the program at professional conferences and events, and provide valuable input to NDSR program administrators on ways to improve and extend the NDSR program.
  • Applicants should be prepared and willing to move to the geographic location of their host institution for a twelve-month period beginning in July 2018.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Application Details

  • Applicants should fill out the application form, compile supporting documents, and submit them in one e-mail to with the subject line “[Your Name] NDSR Art Application.”


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NDSR Art is presented by
Philadelphia Museum of Art