Djerassi Resident Artists Program

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The Djerassi Resident Artists Program offers four week residencies, at no cost, to artists in the disciplines of visual arts, media arts/new genres, literature, choreography, and music composition. The Program is located in a spectacular rural setting in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one hour south of San Francisco. The postmark deadline for accepting applications is March 15th, each year, for a residency in the following year.

Residency Programme since: 1979
Description of Organisation:

The mission of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is to support and enhance the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty, and to preserve the land on which the Program is situated.

Organisation founded in: 1979
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Not-for-profit
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: between 11 and 16
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 11 and 16
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Meals
  • Computer
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Dance/Theatre/Performance Space
  • Musical-instruments
  • Ceramic facilities
  • Woodworking tools
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : Yes – we offer exclusive opportunities to alumni to apply for international exchange programs with partner institutions around the world.
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Supplies
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Housing
    • Food
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Forest Conservation
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Rural
    Nearest Airport: SFO – San Francisco
    How to reach by plane: We provide transportation from SFO to the program.
    How to reach by train: Amtrak to San Francisco, transit or cab to the airport – we provide transportation from the airport to the Program.
    How to reach by car: We are located in the Santa Cruz Mountains an hour south of San Francisco, California off of Skyline Blvd. (Highway 35).
    Street & Number: 2325 Bear Gulch Road
    Postal Code: 94062
    City: Woodside
    Country long: United-States
    2325 Bear Gulch Road
    Woodside 94062 CA USA
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