RISD Research news and updates

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Find support for your research, including updates and new funding opportunities at the RISD Research website. While there, search our improved funding database, SPINPlus to receive notifications that match your unique research interests.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities:

The Crazyhorse Prizes
What: A competition in fiction, nonfiction, & poetry. Submit short stories and essays of up to 25 pages or a set of 1-3 poems.

When: January 31, 2015
How Much: Up to $2,000 and publication.


Chili Bowl Workspace Residency
What: Workspace Residencies are awarded through a jury process. For four to six weeks, selected artists have unlimited access to the studios and housing is provided.  Residency sessions are available all year.

When: March 15, 2015 for Fall Chili Bowl Workspace Residencies
How Much: Artists are given a thorough studio orientation at no charge, but should be able to work independently and artists must provide their own materials.


Graham Foundation Organization Grants
What: Grants to assist with the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment in order to promote dialogue, raise awareness, and develop new and wider audiences.

When: February, 25, 2015
How Much:  Up to $30,000.


JAR Call for Articles 

What: The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) welcomes submissions from all fields and disciplines in which artistic research may be relevant, including areas that may not usually be conceived of as ‘artistic’.

When: Submissions due by February 8, 2015


“Analog [LEGO] Digital”: Last week, students in the RISD|LEGO research seminar on digital and analog modes began their investigations with discussions about digital culture and the impact of digitization on identity, embodiment, social interaction, and our relationships with technology. Representatives of LEGO Education will be on campus the week of February 2 to discuss the students’ research findings in preparation for the Spring studio. For more information contact Eliot Bassett-Cann (ebassett01@risd.edu).

“Next Chapter!”. Michael Carabetta, Design Director at San Francisco-based designer/publisher Chronicle Books, will be on campus January 23-25. In an immersive weekend long workshop, co-sponsored by RISD Research and the Graphic Design Department, students will reimagine the future of an iconic text. All participants will be featured in a book documenting the charrette led by Assistant Professor, Ben Shaykin. The event is open to students from all departments. For more information contact Eliot Bassett-Cann (ebassett01@risd.edu).

“The Future of Skin” a NIKE sponsored Open Research Group: Starting this January, RISD Research and Nike Design are pleased to kick-off a RISD/NIKE research group on THE FUTURE OF SKIN. This cross-disciplinary research group will meet bi-weekly to collaboratively explore, discuss, and develop new insights into skin as a unique medium of artistic and design exploration. Participation limited to 40 students whose interests, studio work, practice, research, or teaching relate in some way to SKIN’s aesthetic, expressive, technical, or metaphorical qualities. Candidates for this group should be comfortable researching and conceptualizing within a transdisciplinary team of RISD faculty and students, NIKE designers, and visiting experts and lecturers. The kick-off event will take place on January 23 in CIT Room 103 from 9:00 to 2:00; breakfast and lunch included. To reserve your place, contact Eliot Bassett-Cann (ebassett01@risd.edu).


Contact Josephine Martell at jmartell@risd.edu to schedule a meeting to discuss grant funded research interests and for general questions about research or to discuss partnering with RISD, contact Eliot Bassett-Cann via research@risd.edu.



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