About the Mellon Tri-College Creative Residencies

Supported by theĀ Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Tri-College Creative Residencies Program encourages Swarthmore, Haverford, and Bryn Mawr faculty from across the three divisions-natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities-to design and implement arts residencies in conjunction with their curricular and scholarly agendas. The program takes as its primary goal the broad integration of the arts throughout the liberal arts curriculum. It seeks to accomplish that goal by supporting extended, multi-dimensional arts residencies that combine instruction, public presentation, and informal exchange among artists, faculty, students, staff, and local communities.

The term “artist” is meant to include not only practitioners of traditional media (including fine arts, music, creative writing, and filmmaking) but also a spectrum of creators, including innovative practitioners of scientific narrative and imaging, creative non-fiction writers, performance artists, illustrators, architects, sonic fabulists, environmental bricoleurs, explorers of virtual media and spaces, “outsider” image-makers, multimedia curators, and others working at the frontiers of what we think of as art.