Deadline: March 15th, 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. The residency is at no cost to artists. Artists must cover the cost for travel and materials.
Residency Award: 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 a 30 day session during the season which runs from mid-April through mid-November.
Processing fee: $45.
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 and link to apply: http://www.djerassi.org/artistresidencies.html
About: The Djerassi Resident Artists Program has provided over 2,000 artist residencies, and currently serves approximately 90 artists each year, since 1979 – all free of charge. It is the largest artist residency program in the Western United States and considered among the best in the country. Each year dozens of artists from across the United States, and around the world, travel to the open hillsides and deep redwood forests of SMIP Ranch to take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings and seek refuge from the distractions of the world to concentrate on their creative projects. While in residence, the artists work in peaceful isolation within a supportive community of other artists and Program staff. They thrive on the intellectual stimulation and the collegial interaction in this intimate artist community.