Deep Impact: Arts Residencies

Live performance is powerful—but working with visiting artists directly can be even more so.  Each year, ArtsLIVE hosts at least one of our guests in residency, providing opportunities for students on and off campus to get a first-hand sense of each artist’s skills, vision and humanity.

Top of Page: Members of Khumariyan, visiting from Pakistan, meet with classes on stage during their Fall 2014 residency.


Visiting Artists

2017: MVP Jazz Quartet, with Donald Brown, Ray Drummond, Marvin Smith, and Bobby Watson

2016: Matt Wilson Quartet

2015: Sahrdaya Dance & Theatre Company

2015: Gregg Kallor

2014: Steve Wilson & Lewis Nash

2013: Hammerstep, founded by Garrett Coleman (UD’11) and Jason Oremus

2012: So Percussion with Michael Bashaw

2011: Libby Larsen

2010: Chen Zimbalista

2009: Rhythm in Shoes with Dallas Chief Eagle

2008: Simon Shaheen

2007: Jean Paul Samputu and Ingeli

2006: Burnt Sugar, the Arkestra Orchestra


River Residencies

The Great Miami River has always played a big role in the history of Dayton - and it continues to reflect the wide range of opportunities and interests of the campus of the University of Dayton. Recent "River Residencies" have featured “eco-artists” who engage with water and the environment on a variety of levels - conceiving of water gardens, sculpting ice books embedded with riparian seeds, mapping watersheds and more.

In 2015-16, ArtsLIVE helped plan and administer a long term residency: Michael Bashaw served as the University’s first Visiting Artist for Sustainability Initiatives. With funding from the Hanley Sustainability Institute, Bashaw was embedded into campus life, visiting classrooms and collaborating with theatre, music, philosophy, religious studies and the Rivers Institute to create work that would inspire students to see the world in a different light. Bashaw’s skills in utilizing reclaimed materials, creating temporary installations that “leave no trace,” and leading improvisational music events helped make the year an impactful one.  


2015-16: Michael Bashaw

2012-13: Basia Irland
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2009: Betsy Damon
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2007: Helen & Newton Harrison
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At Right: Basia Irland readies to launch one of her ice books in the Great Miami River. Photo by Dennie Eagleson.

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