Apply for the NDSR Art Residency

Program Details

NDSR Art seeks four residents for year-long placement at host institutions across the country. NDSR Art residencies run for 12 months, from August 2017 through July 2018 and from August 2018 through July 2019. Residents are hired by their host institution for 12 months where they will complete digital stewardship projects on-site at their host institutions.

To get a sense of what it is like to participate as a resident, we recommend blogs created by the current AAPB cohort; past NDSR-NY and NDSR-Boston cohorts; the Library of Congress. Additionally, you may join NDSR Art program staff and NDSR Alumni for a series of webinars to talk about the program and  answer your questions.

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 August 2017 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 officers 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 August.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

Application Details

  • Resident applications are due March 17, 2017. See the application timeline for important dates.
  • Residents will be able to rank their preferred host projects and those preferences will be taken into consideration when matching selected residents with host institutions.


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NDSR Art is presented by

Philadelphia Museum of Art