The Princeton Atelier brings professional artists to Princeton University for intensive collaborative work with a professional colleague and with Princeton students. Atelier guest artists select a project they want to experiment with and explore in the company of students before developing it for the professional art world. All Ateliers require some sort of exhibition/performance with students—often a works-in-progress exhibition/performance—which may or may not be the culmination of the guest artist’s work during the semester.
- To have artists working for a limited time on a project that entails collaboration with peers and students as they work in genres broader, more experimental or completely other than their own.
- To provide a non-commercial environment within an academic setting that encourages artistic experimentation and provokes novel ways of seeing, rendering and articulating.
- To provide student/faculty participation in “real work” projects that benefit artists and the campus population.
- To stimulate critical discussion of the creative process and its product (i.e., exhibition, performance, text, etc.) in order to deepen and sharpen knowledge of the artistic endeavor.