Artist David McMillan gives a lecture infront of a group pf students

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Fall 2024 Call for proposals

The Visiting Speakers Committee is currently accepting proposals for guest lectures, artist talks, workshops, and studio visits in the Fall 2024 academic term.  We welcome proposals for speakers or events that are in-person or remotely delivered.  We would encourage that speakers and events be scheduled on Thursdays, 11:30am-2:00pm. 

Application can be found here:


Who can I invite? 

The committee welcomes proposals to invite practitioners, experts, and Elders in fields of visual art, design and other creative disciplines. These can include local, national, and international artists, designers, craftspeople, commercial artists, art historians, critics, curators, and arts administrators. We encourage applications for visiting artists who identify within BIPOC communities.

Applicants are not required to contact visitors they are proposing, however, it is encouraged that you confirm availability and interest. If applicants are unsure of how to approach potential visitors, please reach out to the email address below.


Who can apply? 

All current School of Art undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, instructors, and staff are encouraged to submit proposals. Students may submit proposals individually or in groups. Groups submitting proposals should choose a contact person meeting one of these criteria. 


When is the deadline? 

Applications for Winter events must be received by May 1, 2024


Please submit proposals and direct any questions to:

Please note: proposals are subject to approval by the Visiting Artist Committee.