Established in 2019, MU’s Artist in Residence (AIR) is a program of the College of Arts and Science and a collaboration of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, School of Music, Department of Theatre, School of Visual Studies, and Department of English. Working together, these principals have focused the program’s mission to that of inviting established and emerging artists to MU to celebrate the arts and cultivate creativity across disciplines. The AIR helps to position MU as a national leader in supporting the arts and building a creative economy.

Artists in Residence at MU
Museum of Art and Archaeology
November 2021
Department of English
DECEMBER 2021
Actor & Singer
Postponed from May 2021
President Mun Choi

Our Artist in Residence program plays a critical role in the university’s academic and scholarly mission. By bringing both nationally recognized and emerging artists to campus for high-visibility events, the program celebrates a long history of artistic excellence at Mizzou and gives our students important experiential learning opportunities that help them prepare for future careers in all fields.

--President Mun Y. Choi 

Cooper Drury

Our Artist in Residence program benefits our students, faculty, staff, and community. By bringing innovative, established and emerging artists to our campus, our students and faculty get direct access, learn alongside, and perhaps best of all are inspired by our AIR participants. Our community gets to participate in, and has unique access to, the highest caliber art exhibitions and performances.

--Cooper Drury, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Science