As a core part of its mission to educate artists, designers, architects, scholars, and leaders to make lasting contributions to a global society, RISD is committed to developing ever-relevant off-campus global learning opportunities.
Among summer 2016 and 2017, RISD ran 13 Global Summer Studies that engage RISD & non-RISD students with art and design practice in multiple parts of the world, from Iceland and Germany to Japan, from South Korea to Italy and Ireland. Over 200 students enrolled in RISD Global Summer Programs in the last 2 years, and RISD Faculty engaged in different disciplines such as photography, industrial design,architecture, printmaking, illustrationand drawing withing the different off-campus courses.
Detailed information about the programs running in the incoming summer 2018 can be found here.
For summer 2019, all RISD faculty (full-time, part-time and adjunts) are invited to present a proposal for a 3-week off-campus course to be offered from June through July, 2019 either in the RISD site in Rome or in other global destinations.
Due to a more strategic and holistic vision of global learning experiences at RISD, the 2018 call for proposals will be divided into two sections:
- Call for proposal: Global Summer Studies 2019, RISD in Rome
- Call for proposal: Global Summer Studies 2019, various locations
The call for proposal for summer 2019 will be realeased in late spring 2018, and the deadline for submissions is October 1st, 2018.
Call for proposal: Global Summer Studies, RISD in Rome
Located in the center of historic Rome, RISD in Rome is housed in the 16th century Palazzetto Cenci, which has been host to the School’s innovative and long-standing European Honors Program (EHP) for over 40 years. In a strategic and cross-disciplinary vision, RISD in Rome now hosts, in addition to the EHP, a series of diverse and experimental programs during the summer and Wintersession, in addition to special collaborations and symposiums.
RISD in Rome offers the extraordinary opportunity to engage with students in the unique, immersive urban cultural experience that is Rome - rich with history, but also an important contemporary site and crossroad for artists and scholars.
All RISD faculty are invited to present in late spring/early september 2018 a proposal for a 3-week off-campus course to be offered in the RISD site in Rome during summer 2019, either in June or July. The RISD staff at the Cenci will be collaborating on the course coordination prior to and while in Rome. For the duration of the course, students will be hosted at Palazzo Cenci and will have access to a personal studio space and all facilities. The Faculty will be hosted in an apartment in the center of Rome and close to the Cenci. The collaboration with the local maker spaces in Rome will offer access to students to digital fabrication facilities if/as needed.
The site in Rome will be hosting up to 3 summer courses within the date range indicated above. The max capacity for each course is 16 students.
Call for proposal: Global Summer Studies 2019, off campus various locations
Core to RISD’s Global engagement is a practice of working in collaboration with international partners and global institutions to immerse our students with local traditions and communities of scholars, makers, and artists. As such, RISD Global has established collaborations with a number of organizations around the world to offer a supportive environment for RISD Global Summer Studies. The most recent partners for global off-campus courses include: China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China; DIS, Copenhagen; The Burren College of Art, Ireland; Tokyo College of Cycle Design (TCD), Japan; NYU Berlin, Germany; Icelandic Academy of Art, Reykjavik, Iceland; Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana, Cuba, and Kyoto Seika in Kyoto, Japan.
All RISD faculty are invited to present in llate spring/early september 2018 a 3-week off-campus course to be offered during summer 2019, from June 4th through July 31st, 2019.
Faculty can either propose a collaboration with existing partners or a program at a different site or with a new partner. If faculty are interested in proposing a course in a location that is not mentioned above, we encourage to connect with RISD Global to understand if there are existing relevant connections and partnerships.
Previous knowledge of the location and established collaboration onsite is a requirement for faculty applying for an off-campus Global Summer Study.
The committee will select up to 4 off-campus courses. The max capacity for each course is 14 students.
The Faculty compensation, based on the RISD rates for summer 2018, is $8,600. The 2019 compensation will be defined accordingly.
The rate includes compensation for both teaching and course coordination. If the course is co-taught, the stipend is split 50/50 between faculty members.
In addition, all Faculty’s costs and expenses associated with the course (airfare, food, accommodation, transportation) will be covered by RISD, as well as those of the TA/RA traveling with the Faculty.
RISD Dean’s Council, in collaboration with the Associate Provost for Research | Global | Practice and RISD Global, will recommend to the Provost 6/7 proposals to be held in Summer 2019.
Faculty will be notified of the final selected programs by the end of October, 2018.
As part of the review process, proposals will be considered based on a variety of factors including: feasibility of course success, i.e. is there a market for the topic/content/format; strength of academic mission, goals and outcomes proposed; geographic location and its relation to course success; geographic diversity of offerings; faculty member's familiarity with the location; faculty member’s experience with teaching students in a travel course environment etc.
How to apply
The call for proposals for summer 2019 will be released by late spring 2018, and all proposals must be submitted by Monday, October 1st, 2018. The application consists of 2 steps:
- Faculty must complete a course proposal form
- Faculty must send a PDF document via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org that will include all below information:
- Course budget
- Course itinerary
- Faculty CV/ resume
Should you have any questions, please reach out to Valeria Albani, Associate Director, Off-Campus Global Learning, RISD Global at email@example.com
Recent Global Summer Studies
- Iceland: Artistic Practice in 24-Hour Light - Paul Soulellis (Faculty, RISD Graphic Design)
- Ireland: Illustrating Myths and Legends in the Burren - Robert Brinkerhoff, (Faculty, RISD Illustration)
- Japan: Book Shaping and Visual Ideas - Daniel Heyman (Faculty, RISD Printmaking)
- RISD in ROME: Maps and Stories - Gabriel Feld (Faculty, RISD Architecture) and Ezio Genovesi (Director, RISD in Rome)
- RISD in ROME: Sensing The City - Paolo Cardini(Faculty, RISD Industrial Design) and Diane Derr (Faculty, VCUQ)
- South Korea: Housing Hybrids - Rafael Luna (Faculty, RISD Interior Architecture)