Description of residency program
Eastside International (ESXLA) is an artist-run, alternative, contemporary art exhibition space 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 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. The director and other artist-supporters all financially contribute to the costs of running Eastside International and all work is entirely volunteer based. The costs for the AIR are kept as low as possible and help cover all the maintenance, overhead, 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.
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
Eastside International is pleased to now offer two Fellowship opportunities in 2020 to residency applicants:
US Artist Fellowship
One fully funded calendar month long residency in 2020 for a US-based artist working in any medium. The Fellowship covers the residency fees for accommodations and studio.
One partially (50%) funded two calendar month residency during 2020. The Fellowship covers half of the fees for accommodations and studio.
Open to all artists internationally, including US.
All applicants wishing to be considered for either fellowship must submit residency application by Nov 1st, 2019.
Please indicate a first and second choice of month for the residency in 2020.
Only one of each Fellowship will be awarded for 2020.
Applicants accepted as residents but not awarded a fellowship may proceed with residency reservation; applicant is responsible for payment of residency fees before first day of residency.
We can, on request, provide documentation to applicants or funders in regards to receipt of application materials and/or an applicant’s acceptance to the AIR program.
Expectations towards the artist
To make work, connect with other artists, spaces, galleries, curators, and others and explore Los Angeles. Accepted applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the start of the residency. Pets, live music, or use of overly-hazardous materials cannot be permitted. A deposit in the amount of $500 US will be required to secure the residency once accepted, to be refunded up to 30 days after the end of the residency, if all residency terms and conditions have been met.
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.
Eastside International (ESXLA) is an artist-run contemporary art exhibition space 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 email@example.com
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Private accommodation
- No requirements
- Open Studios