The VCU Summer Studio Program (SSP) is a supportive and rigorous post-baccalaureate residency program with an established track record of inspiring and developing artists within a hothouse environment. Based on our successful MFA programs, this 7-week intensive program combines theory and practice through seminars, studio visits, visiting artist lectures, critiques, professional development and intensive studio time.
For nearly a decade, this groundbreaking program has attracted artists globally to help transform and hone their work and ideas. Participants come together for uninterrupted time to work in generous studios and engage in ongoing dialogue with internationally recognized artists, critics and curators. Hands-on commitment to the advancement of the participants by those leading the program is remarkable: it is what sets this opportunity apart.
This two-month residency is ideal for artists developing a portfolio for application to graduate school, as well as those interested in uninterrupted studio immersion with charged feedback inside a stimulating and supportive atmosphere.