Deadline: March 15th, 2014 for a residency in 2015
The Residency Program is designed as a retreat experience to pursue personal creative work and share in collegial interaction within a small community of artists. It is unpaid with no practical training or educational components involved. In this spirit residents are expected to commit themselves for the entire residency session awarded to them.
Residencies are awarded competitively, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, and media arts/new genres. We seek applications from emerging and mid-career artists, for whom appointments as resident artists may make a significant difference to their careers, as well as from established artists with national and/or international reputations. Applicants are evaluated by panels of arts professionals in each category. Those selected are offered living and studio space for four to five week sessions during the season which runs from mid-March through mid-November.
Eligibility & Re-Applications: National and International visual artists, composers, choreographers, media artists, and writers are eligible. Alumni must wait three seasons before reapplying for a return residency. Example: 2012 residents can reapply for the 2016 residency season. Artists who were placed on alternate status may reapply for the next season. Please note the application form, resume and all support materials must be in English. Students are not eligible for residencies.
Admission Panels: Invitations for residencies are extended based on evaluations made by panels consisting of artists and arts professionals in each discipline. The panels meet once a year to review applicants within those disciplines. Panelists are rotated each year. Approximately 85 artists are selected each year to work on independent or collaborative projects.
Processing Fee: A nonrefundable processing fee of $45 is required with each application. Media uploads are included in this fee. The fee is to be paid by credit card at the end of the on-line application process in slideroom.
ARTISTIC DISCIPLINES: There are five categories.
- Literature, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, translation, and librettos
- Visual Art, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and installation art
- Music Composition, instrumental forms (symphonic, chamber music, band), vocal forms (opera, choral, songs), electronic music, and music for film.
- Choreography, artists working in choreography.
- Media Art/New Genres, film, video, multi media, performance/experimental theater, sound and radio.
For more detailed information on artist residencies: http://www.djerassi.org/artistresidencies.html
Link for more information on application guidelines and residency session dates: http://www.djerassi.org/guidelines.html
Djerassi Artist Residency, 2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside, California