Dean W. and Carol W. Hurst Artist-in-Residence Program

Dean and Carol Hurst

About the Hurst Artist-in-Residence

The Hurst Artist-in-Residence program was established in 1998 and is made possible by an endowment from Dean W. and Carol W. Hurst. This unique program enables world-renowned artists and scholars to visit Weber State University to interact and work directly with students, faculty, staff and the northern Utah community. Each year, a committee selects the artists/scholars from proposals received by departments within the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities.

Selection Process

Each fall, the dean of the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities will issue a call for proposals for the following academic year. A committee of at least three faculty members or staff reads and ranks all proposals. The Dean’s Office is able to provide applicants with results of the review process before the end of fall semester.

Past Hurst Artists-in-Residence

  • 2021-2022: Amitav Ghosh (English)
  • 2019-2020: Ada Limon (English); Susanna Castleden (DOVAD) and Ruth E. Carter (Performing Arts)
  • 2018-2019: Jane Kim (DOVAD); Tyehimba Jess (English) and Espido Freire (Foreign Language) 
  • 2017-2018: Diana Grisanti (Theatre) and Isabel Rocamora (DOVAD)
  • 2015-2016: Rennie Harris (Dance); Terrance Hayes (English) 
  • 2014-2015: Jonathan Harris (Visual Arts) and Ana Castillo (Foreign Languages) 
  • 2012-2013: Kristin Leahey (Theatre)
  • 2011-2012: Pam Houston (English) and Hummie Mann (Performing Arts)
  • 2010-2011: Linda Smith (Dance)
  • 2009-2010: Warren Lehrer (Visual Arts)
  • 2008-2009: Donald Byrd (Dance)
  • 2007-2008: Naomi Shihab Nye (English) and Binh Danh (Visual Arts)
  • 2005-2006: Claire Bloom (Theatre)
  • 2004-2005: Anthony de Mare (Music)
  • 2003-2004: Peter Milton (Visual Arts)
  • 2002-2003: Orville Schell (Communication)
  • 2001-2002: Amelia Piano Trio (Music)
  • 2000-2001: Taylor 2 (Dance)
  • 1999-2000: Jane Hirschfield (English)
  • 1998-1999: Anthony Zerbe and Roscoe Brown (Theatre)