Djerassi (CA), International Call for Applicants: Resident Artists Program, 2019

IMG_9739Djerassi (CA), International Call for Applicants: Resident Artists Program, 2019

Deadline: March 15th, 2018 ($45. application fee)

Late Deadline: March 22nd, 2018 ($65. application fee)

The Djerassi 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 a 30 day session during the season which runs from mid-April through mid-November.
National and International visual artists, composers, choreographers, media artists, writers and scientists (for the Scientific Delirium Madness session) are eligible. Alumni must wait three seasons before reapplying for a return residency.
Artist Disciplines:
  1. Literature, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, translation, and librettos
  2. Visual Art, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and installation art
  3. Music Composition, instrumental forms (symphonic, chamber music, band), vocal forms (opera, choral, songs), electronic music, and music for film.
  4. Choreography, artists working in choreography.
  5. Media Art/New Genres, film, video, multi media, performance/experimental theater, sound art and radio.

2019 Scientific Delirium Madness :This unique residency is a collaborative initiative of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST) and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Empiricism and intuition are not mutually exclusive. The goal of the project is to explore and expand how the creativity of scientists and artists are connected. Scientists selected must be involved in significant art-related research and/or be practicing a form of art and/or have original ideas on how to integrate aspects of art and science. This includes but is not limited to poetry, playwriting, fiction, creative non-fiction, choreography, music composition, media arts/filmmaking, painting, sculpture, photography, and installation art. Artists selected will have a track record of work driven by the influence of biology, chemistry, physics, math, environmental or agricultural science. A strong sense of play and experimentation is essential.

2019 The Ford Family Foundation Fellowship for Oregon Artists: The two Oregon artists selected are offered studio and living space, all meals and transportation from and to the San Francisco International Airport. Artists will be reimbursed for the cost of air travel and shipping of materials. For Visual Arts, Media Arts

Djerassi’s facilities are nestled in 583 acres of redwood forests, coastal grasslands, and four additional habitats rich in biodiversity. These all contribute to the residency experience. The artists’ studios and accommodations are in three of the organization’s six buildings.

The Program employs a chef who prepares communal dinners Monday through Friday, and provisions both kitchens. Residents prepare their own breakfasts, lunches, and weekend dinners using ingredients supplied by the Program. We offer vegetarian and gluten free meals, although we cannot guarantee a gluten free environment.

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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.

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