February 21, 2018

Call for applications: CalArts 2018 Summer Art Residency

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Fiona Haines, 2017. Photo by Rafael Hernandez.

California Institute of the Arts welcomes applications to its 2018 Summer Art Residency, located on our beautiful campus just north of Los Angeles in Valencia, California. 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 studio environment.

The Summer Art Residency allows you to boost your art practice by giving you access to a dynamic program of activities including field trips, workshops, artist talks, and studio visits, as well as plenty of independent studio time and access to a shop.

With an explorative philosophy that allows you to concentrate on your work in an innovative and focused environment, this residency facilitates self-directed inquiry, enabling you to shape a unique residency experience that challenges and develops your practice in new ways.

The residency is ideal for those seeking the time and resources to investigate new ideas and deepen existing inquiries into the conception, production, and reception of work, providing concentrated time to develop a project with structured support, feedback, and conversation. In addition, you will have access to a shop equipped with wood and metal working tools, and staffed with a skilled shop manager to guide you in using the equipment. The school’s proximity to Los Angeles provides easy access to a vibrant community of world-class museums, a robust arts scene, and varied geological sites such as beaches, mountains, and deserts.

Program fees cover access to a private studio/workspace, shop access, residency coordination, and some meals (organized around events) for the duration of the residency. This residency is not available for credit.

On-campus housing is available for residents participating in Summer programs. Residents will be housed in CalArts on-campus graduate apartment suites. Each suite has either five or six individual bedrooms with a shared living room, kitchen, and bathroom, with access to the CalArts swimming pool and laundry facilities.

Preferred deadline
February 28 (applications accepted through April 27 space permitting)

The residency fee for 2018 is set at 4,150 USD (3,300 USD tuition and 850 USD housing) for five weeks.

Application instructions
To apply, please visit Summer Art Residency.

For further information, contact [email protected] or visit the Summer Art Residency website.

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