Yale Norfolk School of Art 2023

May 20 – July 1, 2023

The Yale Norfolk School of Art, established in 1948, is an intensive six week undergraduate summer residency program  for rising seniors.

Byron Kim and Lisa Sigal, the Yale Norfolk School of Art co-directors, are pleased to announce the 2023 session will take place with consideration for the safety and health of the students, faculty, staff and the Norfolk community. Yale Norfolk School of Art will accommodate 26 students who will live in cottages on The Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate (the campus) and work in the newly renovated Art Barn. Only students who are planning to graduate in 2024 are eligible to be nominated for the program. Students who will have graduated by 2023 are not eligible to apply. Students will follow a curriculum of Yale College art courses including Critical Studies, Advanced Image Making, and Senior Studio. Students are given individual studio spaces as well as access to digital printers, computers and some basic traditional printmaking facilities. 

The resident faculty for 2023 will be Byron Kim, Lisa Sigal and Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, joined by four Teaching Fellows selected from graduates of Yale’s MFA program and two coordinators chosen from presently enrolled Yale MFAs.  In 2023 the themed public lecture series is “Freedom to Form.” Curriculum and readings will be developed around this topic. 

Yale Norfolk is a once in a lifetime experience for young artists and is seeking full support ($2000 fee) from all home institutions for their accepted students to attend the program. By successfully completing the program, the students can receive 4 course credits or 12 units towards their respective degrees. This link between Yale Norfolk and participating schools is an important educational partnership that supports young artists in a vital moment of growth. So many of Yale Norfolk’s alumni go on to make significant contributions to the field of art and credit Yale Norfolk with a profound impact on their lives and art. Individuals may not apply directly to the program; rather, they must be nominated by a dean, program chair or other academic official at their home institution. Students interested in being considered for nomination should inform their deans and department chairs.

The application deadline is scheduled for February 15, 2023 for students who have been put forth by the faculty nomination deadline of February 1 , 2023.