Eastside International (ESXLA)


Description of residency program
Eastside International (ESXLA) is an artist-run, alternative, contemporary art kunsthalle and international artist residency based in Los Angeles, California directed by artist Jason Ramos.

A community of artists live and work in Eastside’s facility, and the space has been in continual artist-run operation for over a decade. The AIR accommodations are for working artists the facility is operated out of a converted industrial space on the grounds of the Brewery Art Colony.  The international AIR live/work spaces are located on the second floor of our building; there is no elevator. The AIR program at Eastside is artist-run, semi-communal, co-ed, and cooperatively operated with common areas, kitchen, WC and other facilities shared by the 5 resident artists and studio renters at the building. As per our artist-run, non-commercial mission, the costs for the AIR are kept as low as possible and help to cover all the overhead, maintenance, and exhibition programming.

Eastside provides a space for the making of art and participating in the Los Angeles contemporary art community and is not recommended for artists expecting luxury accommodations, preferential treatment, or a vacation resort experience.

Duration of residency
Currently, the self-structured residency lasts from 1, 2, or 3 months.

Full schedule of available residency months available at eastsideinternational.com/air

Disciplines, work equipment and assistance.
Applications across all visual art disciplines accepted. No specialized on-site equipment. Communal hand and power tools, art installing hardware, limited supply of building materials, digital audio-visual equipment, computer printer and wi-fi internet available for use by resident artists within the facility.

The residency includes a bedroom and use of communal kitchen, WC, shower, and free laundry facilities.

Studio/ workspace
The residency includes an adjoining studio, 150-200 sq ft.

Fees and support
$25 application fee. Fees for residencies beginning in 2020 set at $1,650 US per month plus app fee and deposit

Fellowships for 2020 have already been awarded. Stay tuned to this space for upcoming opportunities in 2021

Application information
Application responses are usually within 3 weeks. Many applications are received not all applicants are accepted. Acceptance as an AIR is determined by the directors of Eastside International. Full application procedure is at eastsideinternational.com/air.


Residency Programme since: 2014
Description of Organisation: Eastside International (ESXLA) is an artist-run contemporary art kunsthalle and international artist residency based in Los Angeles, California, directed by artist Jason Ramos.

Founded in 2014 by Ramos and artists Michelle Carla Handel and Molly Shea, Eastside International’s artist in residence program hosts up to five artists to live, work, and immerse themselves in the Los Angeles art community. ESXLA’s parallel exhibition program features the work of local, national, and international emerging and established artists in a non-commercial alternative venue.

Eastside International is located at 602 Moulton Ave, at the Brewery Art Colony, between Lincoln Heights and Chinatown (90031), east of the LA River.

Contact us at info@eastsideinternational.com

Organisation founded in: 2014
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 1 – 3
Number of studios: 5
Number of artists in residence at one time: 5
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
  • Bicycle
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Open call
    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): $1650 US per month
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): Yes
    If yes, what is the amount of the fund? (in your local currency): FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Fellowships for 2020 have already been awarded. Stay tuned to this space for upcoming opportunities in 2021
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By curator
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: LAX
    Nearest Train Station: Union Station
    Street & Number: 602 Moulton Ave
    Postal Code: 90031
    City: Los Angeles
    Country long: United-States
    602 Moulton Ave
    Los Angeles 90031 CA United-States
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