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Visiting Artist Program

Call for Applications
HAI Visiting Artist Program
Academic Year 2022-2023
Application closed January 28, 2022

The HAI Visiting Artist Program, co-sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) in partnership with the Stanford Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), serves to augment human creative expression and experience by creating an interdisciplinary residency for artists working at the intersection of art and AI. The program immerses artists in a community of fellow artists, scholars, thinkers, and practitioners from across the entire Stanford campus, offering opportunities to engage through tech-arts salons and other events and chances to work with faculty and students.


Successful applicants may be emerging or established but must have a national reputation and a record of commitment to multidisciplinary collaboration. For the purposes of this program, the term “artist” refers to anyone engaged in creative work from any discipline: literature, music, dance, visual or graphic art, spoken word performance, design, multimedia, as well as STEM and fields beyond arts and humanities etc. “Artist” can also expand the definition of the traditional scholar or artist to include those who identify as scholar-artists, artist-activist, or other preferred identifications to name their practice.


The expectation is that the artist’s commitment will extend a full academic year with a substantial portion of that in “residence” in the Bay area, or with comparable terms of sustained and robust engagement with the Stanford community - collaborating with faculty, engaging with students through courses and/or workshops, and presenting their work to the public in a live or virtual forum.


$50K stipend with additional funding available for project development

How to Apply

Proposals most likely to succeed if they initiate or sustain meaningful interdisciplinary collaborations across the University and beyond. HAI especially welcomes boldness, ingenuity, and potential for transformative impact across both arts and AI and prioritizes projects that span more than one of the three HAI focus areas:

  • Human Impact: Guiding, forecasting, and studying the human and societal impact of AI, domestically and globally
  • Augmenting Human Capabilities: Designing and creating AI applications that augment human capabilities
  • Inspired Intelligence: Developing AI technologies inspired by the versatility and depth of human intelligence. All project topics welcome. HAI encourages work that relates directly or indirectly to issues of equity, access, empathy, inclusion or otherwise speaks to the larger questions related to what it means to be “human.”

Inquiries may be directed to

Meet HAI’s Visiting Artist, Lauren Lee McCarthy

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

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