The 2020-2021 Witt Residency is being organized in partnership by the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan.

The mission of the Roman J. Witt Residency Program is to support the production of new work at the University of Michigan. The program awards one residency per academic year for a visiting artist/designer to create work in collaboration with students and faculty. 

The Institute for the Humanities will provide its renowned contemporary gallery as an installation and project space. The gallery has long been a nimble and progressive place, a space for critical inquiry with the ability to respond to complex and timely issues. Each exhibition offers a point of accessibility for public engagement, making more visible the connection between humanities research and real-world problems, with a deliberate commitment to social practice. 

The Roman J. Witt Residency Program, developed with the support of alumna Penny W. Stamps and named in honor of her father, is an annual international competition that provides an opportunity for the U-M community to witness and take part in the artist's creative process. The cumulative exhibition will open in early April 2021 and will occupy the Institute for the Humanities gallery—with possibilities for additional programming to extend beyond the gallery space.

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