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, Rachel Yezbick, 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.
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.
(Featured Image: Production Still from 2019 Resident Irene de Boer)
Duration of residency
May 23 – June 27, 2020
On-campus housing is available for residents participating in Summer programs. Visit our Housing page for more information and instructions on how to apply.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
New-media artists, designers, curators, photographers, filmmakers, writers, and inter/trans-disciplinary thinkers are invited to apply.
This residency is well suited to:
– Hybrid makers and rigorous thinkers
– Artists with undergraduate degrees preparing for intensive graduate study
– Artists with advanced degrees (MFA+) seeking a culture of rigorous practice and critical dialogue
Although this Residency is open to artists age 18 and up, this program is not suitable for fledgling artists. The ideal candidate is a mid-career artist or MFA student who is established in their practice and conversant in arts discourse.
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.
Studio / Workspace
Program fees cover access to private studio workspace, wood/metal shop, residency coordination, and some meals (organized around events) for the duration of the residency. On-campus housing is available at additional cost.
Fees and support
Applications must be accompanied by a $25 fee.
Tuition (Non-credit) is $3,200.
Expectations towards the artist
With an explorative philosophy that allows you to concentrate on self-directed concerns within your practice, our residency provides the time and resources to strengthen personal investigations and deepen existing inquiries into the conception, production and reception of your work.
To supplement ample independent studio time over the five-week period, you will attend a series of dynamic lectures from diverse creative practitioners working at the intersection of art, technology and media; engage in discussions that grapple with contemporary contexts of making; and benefit from studio visits with guest critics as well as your residency cohort.
Apply at: https://extendedstudies.calarts.edu/art-residency
Enrollment in the Summer Art Residency is based on submission of the online application form and the instructors' review of:
A 2-3 minute video statement that addresses the following:
What critical concerns are you tackling in your practice?
Can you share a project you’d like to work on while at CalArts? An idea you’d like to explore? It’s okay if this is in flux.
Tell us how you have arrived here.
Portfolio of 5 work samples
Allowable file extensions for upload are: gif, jpg, mpg, png.
You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud.
References (2-3) or up to 3 letters of recommendation
Your references should be familiar with you and your practice.