California Institute of the Arts

Name of Residency: Summer Art Residency

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) relaunches its art residency for the fourth year, adding an official desert excursion to the schedule along with workshops and lectures by esteemed visiting artists such as Dena Yago and American Artist. In partnership with Hauser & Wirth and the School of Art, this five-week residency offers an opportunity for emerging and/or mid-career artists working in all disciplines to advance their work in an immersive, transdisciplinary studio environment.

“This year we are particularly interested in new media and emerging technologies, and artists who are thinking through critical aspects of the tech landscape,” says Emma Kemp, Program Coordinator.

New-media artists, designers, curators, photographers, filmmakers, writers, and inter/trans-disciplinary thinkers are invited to apply for the 5-week residency in the summer of 2020, which will include woodworking and welding workshops.

Previous visiting artists include: Joshua Citarella, Nikita Gale, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Ann Hirsch, Michael Ned Holte, Jillian Mayer, Nina Sarnelle and the Institute for New Feeling, Shirley Tse, Stephen Wright, Raivo Puusemp, and many more.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

CalArts (USA) is a renowned international, multidisciplinary institute that offers time and space to develop work in a unique Southern Californian environment, with close proximity to the city of Los Angeles. The CalArts campus offers a diversity of resources for artists providing access to production studios as well as a renowned library of special collections and rare artist books, a comprehensive film and video archive, and a variety of on-site campus facilities.

As successive generations of faculty and alumni have helped shape the landscape of contemporary arts, the Institute first envisioned by Walt Disney encompasses a vibrant, eclectic community with global reach, inviting experimentation, independent inquiry, and active collaboration and exchange among artists, artistic disciplines and cultural traditions.

Organisation founded in: 1961
What type of organisation are you?:
  • University
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 16 and 20
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Shared Apartment
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Internet
  • Meals
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Welding tools
  • Woodworking tools
  • Metalworking tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): $3,200
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Housing
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Travel
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Both
    Nearest Airport: Burbank Airport
    Street & Number: 24700 McBean Pkwy
    Postal Code: 91355
    City: Valencia
    Country long: United-States
    24700 McBean Pkwy
    Valencia 91355 USA
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