Djerassi (CA), International Call for Applicants: Resident Artists Program, 2020

IMG_9739Djerassi (CA), International Call for Applicants: Resident Artists Program, 2020

Deadline: March 15th, 2019 ($45. application fee)

Late Deadline: March 22nd, 2019 ($65. application fee)

From their call: Residencies are awarded competitively, at no cost, to national and international artists in the disciplines of choreography, literature, music composition, visual arts, media arts, and science. There are 6 residency sessions each year: 5 are 4 weeks long and 1 that includes Open House/Open Studios is 5 weeks long. One session is devoted to Scientific Delirium Madness and the intersection of art and science. No shortened or partial residencies are offered.

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.

Djerassi Program is designed as a retreat experience to pursue personal creative work and share collegial interaction within a small community of artists. In this spirit residents are expected to commit themselves for the entire residency session they are awarded.

Our Program chef 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.

Artist Disciplines:
    1. Literature: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, translation, and graphic novels
    1. Visual Art: Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and installation art
    1. Music Composition: Instrumental forms (symphonic, chamber music, band), vocal forms (opera, choral, songs), electronic music, and music for film..
    1. Choreography: Artists working in choreography.
  1. Media Art/Film:  Film, video, multi media, performance/experimental theater, sound art and radio.
  2. Media Art: Video, multi media, performance/experimental theater, sound art and radio.

2020 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.

2020 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

Eligibility and Re-applications: National and international visual artists, composers, choreographers, media artists, writers and scientists (for Scientific Delirium Madness) are eligible. Alumni must wait three seasons before re-applying for a return residency. Example: 2017 residents can re-apply for the 2021 residency season. Artists who were placed on alternate status may re-apply for the next season. Please note the application form, resume and all support materials must be in English.

Eligibility recently expanded to include degree-seeking students. Please feel welcome to apply.

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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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