The Artist-in-Residence program is designed to sustain a critical discourse on contemporary art and society in Salina, Kansas. Organic and malleable by design, the residency program offers a platform for visual and interdisciplinary practitioners to take risks, make discoveries, and challenge traditional systems of thought, production, and being. In an effort to provide a new model of exchange, the Art Center’s program encourages artists to pervade the context of Salina—to probe, to interpret, and to contribute to the dialogue surrounding the important issues of the town today.

Located in North-central Kansas, Salina is an economically and commercially diverse community of approximately 48,000 residents, which serves as a regional center for a primarily rural area. The Salina Art Center was established in Salina in 1978 and is one of many thriving cultural institutions, exemplifying the community’s unique commitment to, and demand for, a multiplicity of ideas and creative expressions. Founded in 2007, the Art Center’s Artist-in-Residence program offers three or four residencies of four to twelve weeks each year and is housed in The Warehouse—a renovated 1920’s commercial building in downtown Salina, featuring a flexible live/work space and modern amenities. Learn more…