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February 23, 2016

2016–17 artists programs

Headlands Center for the Arts
Clockwise from upper-left: Performance by Nicole Klaymoon, AIR 2015; Mona Aghababaee, AIR 2015; Headlands Center for the Arts; Taisha Paggett, AIR 2015; Gregory Sale, AIR 2015; Elizabeth Bowler, Tournesol Awardee 2015–16. Photos: Andria Lo.

Headlands Center for the Arts is a multidisciplinary, international arts center located in the Marin Headlands, and is a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Headlands’ artists programs provide opportunities for research, experimentation, professional development, and peer-to-peer exchange for artists working across disciplines at critical times in their careers. Unique among programs for artists, Headlands’ dynamic residency program provides meaningful resources—time, space, community, and financial support—to artists who are working on the cutting-edge of their field to catalyze new modes of thought, work, and discourse. By bringing together artists from a wide range of disciplines—visual and interdisciplinary arts, architecture, performance and dance, music and sound, writing, curating, and art criticism—these programs emphasize a balance in developing an individual practice, a valuable exchange with other artists and visitors, and a meaningful engagement with place.

Artist in Residence
Fully sponsored residencies for local, national, and international artists in all disciplines
Application deadline: June 3, 2016
May–November, 2017

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to 45 local, national, and international artists each year. AIRs are at all stages in their careers and work in a diverse array of fields and media, including: painting, photography, sculpture, installation, performance, dance, sound and music, film, video, new media, writing, architecture, interdisciplinary arts, social practice, and arts professionals. Residencies of four to eight weeks include private studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends.

Included in the AIR program are several discipline-specific awards with fully sponsored, six to eight week residencies and significant cash prizes, two of which are by open call: the Chamberlain Award supports artists working in the discipline of social practice, whose creative practice implements non-traditional media in order to contribute to conversations about society and the manifestation of change for individual lives and communities. The Chiaro Award recognizes an accomplished, mid-career painter residing in the United States, and fosters their ability to continue to produce exceptional and exemplary work in the medium of painting.

Tournesol Award
Residency & cash prize for Bay Area painters, within 5 years of receiving an MFA
Application deadline: May 2, 2016
Program dates: July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017

The Tournesol Award recognizes one Bay Area painter each year, and supports them in taking major steps toward establishing and maintaining a career. The Award supports a full year of artistic work and development through a live-out residency which includes a 10,000 USD cash stipend, an 800 square-foot private studio, and a funded final exhibition or project of the artist’s choice.

Affiliate Program
Studio community program for Bay Area artists
Application deadline: March 21, 2016
Program dates: July 1, 2016–June 26, 2017

The Affiliate Program is an immersive studio practice program, with participation competitively awarded to 20 Bay Area multidisciplinary artists and writers each year. Affiliates receive partially subsidized studio space, public presentation opportunities, discounts on Mess Hall meals and Public Events, and are active participants in Headlands’ creative community.

 

Application and program details at www.headlands.org

 

 

Apply now for 2016–17 artists programs at Headlands Center for the Arts

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