Currently, the self-structured residency lasts from 1, 2, or 3 months and includes a bedroom and adjoining studio for contemporary visual artists to make work, connect with other artists, spaces, galleries, curators, and others and explore Los Angeles.
The ESXLA international AIR program has hosted over 100 artists from Australia, UK, US, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Spain, Finland, France, Japan, Brazil, South Africa and more.
Current residency fees are set at $1,650 US per month for residencies beginning 2020. $25 application fee. $500 refundable deposit required for residency reservation.
Availability in 2020 for Feburary, March, May, July, August, September, October, November, and December.
Full schedule, details and application instructions at https://www.eastsideinternational.com/air
Duration of residency
1 to 3 months
A community of artists live and work in Eastside’s facility, and the space has been in continual artist-run operation for more than 15 years. 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 live/work units for the AIR are on our second floor (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 International 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.
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.
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 $500 refundable deposit
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.