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R5: A Visual Arts Seminar and Studio in South Africa

How to apply?

Email the following documents as one PDF file to

Donna Romanowski at
  • A letter of interest;
  • A curriculum vitae or professional resume;
  • A brief (1000 words) explanation of how this project would help advance one’s plans to grow, learn, produce outstanding new art, teach, and promote new perspectives;
  • Three letters of reference, including a letter pledging  support from one’s academic officer; and
  • 8-12 slides or a web page depicting one’s recent work


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May 31–June 15, 2013

Seminar Location

Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa

Seminar Leaders

Artistic Director
Rachel Smith
Taylor University

South African Artistic Coordinator
Charles Nkomo of Johannesburg

Group visits and dynamics
Robert and Alice Evans Plowshares Institute

Administrative director
Joel Carpenter
Calvin College

Application deadline

January 15, 2013
(North American candidates)

January 31, 2013 (Southern African candidates)


Donna Romanowski

Organized by the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity with the endorsement of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts

With major support from
Walter and Darlene Hansen
The Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship
John and Mary Loeks
The Joan L. and Robert C. Gilkison Family Foundation
The Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts

Seminar Brochure